A University in Rivers state, has suspended two students for one academic session for their posts about the institution on social media.
The institution identified as The Ignatius Ajuru University of Education suspended the students over an inciting Facebook post, that was said to have created panic and confusion amongst the students.
The students are Sunday Idongesit Okpokpo of the Department of Political Science and Chibuzor Remmy of the Department of Educational Management.
Sunday posted that the school’s final year examination might be cancelled, while Remmy shared a Facebook post calling on students of the school to stage a protest against the University Authority, for having only one bank on campus.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele confirmed the suspension in a statement released on Wednesday, November 4th.
Th statement reads,
“Mr Sunday Idongesit Okpokpo of the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, with Matriculation Number UE/2019/B.Ed4/4505 has been suspended for one academic session 2019/2020) with immediate effect,” the statement says.
“Mr. Sunday Idongesit Okpokpo had over the weekend created panic and confusion when he posted on the social media cancelling the final year examinations scheduled to commence on Monday November 2, 2020 as well as the Matriculation Ceremony scheduled to hold on Saturday November 7, 2020. Only the Senate of the University has such powers. He is to resume studies in 2020/2021 academic session at 100 level.”
“Mr. Chibuzor Remmy of the Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education with Matriculation Number UE/2018/EDUMAT/B.Ed4/0205 has been suspended for one academic session (2019/2020) with immediate effect,”
“Mr. Chibuzor Remmy was found guilty of inciting students with his social media post. He had called out students on that post to protest on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 against the University Authority for having only one bank on campus. He is to resume school in the 2020/2021 academic session. He is not to be seen on any of the three campuses unless on invitation.”
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