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University of Ibadan: NANS leads protest against student’s rustication by Tayo Johnson, April 26, 2016 at 12:02 am in News FacebookTwitterSMSWhatsApp
•He failed to appeal, says mgt
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) yesterday paralysed activities in the
University of Ibadan (UI) to protest what it described as an “unjust rustication” of a 500 level student of Petroleum Engineering, Tunji Ekpeti Michael.
The protest led to the closure of some roads within the institution. Lectures were disrupted as the protesters demanded for Michael’s unconditional reinstatement.
The protesters called on the Students Disciplinary Committee to apologise to Michael for the psychological trauma caused to him.
Tunji was served a one-semester rustication by the Committee for allegedly leading a protest carried out by residents of Independence Hall last semester.
In the protest tagged: “FREEMOTE”, the students resolved to lock down the campus and continue the protest daily, until their demands were met.
But the management, through its radio station, Diamond FM, mandated all students to be present for lectures today.
The school’s Director of Public Communications, Olatunji Oladejo, said: “Michael broke the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the university. He was found guilty and was queried for leading a protest at the Independence Hall for lack of water and electricity.
“The Student Affairs queried him and he appeared before a panel. He had 21 days to appeal against the order and explain himself but did not appeal. Rather than appeal, he began to disrupt school activities. This behaviour is not acceptable in a civilised society.
“He was rusticated for a semester as recommended by the Central Disciplinary Committee (CDC) for the gravity of the offence.”

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