2 rusticated students asked to return
They were rusticated during a student protest in school, but now, it's been reversed.
The rusticated students were rusticated as a result of a 2015 protest over the neglect of their school Halls of Residence.
The school especially went under fire because it rusticated the Visually-impaired (VI) student, Lawrence Unezinwa Success.
He was rusticated alongside Ochuba Chichebe Polycarp, even though the latter already collected his certificate after graduation.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Rahman Bello, faced a lot of backlash at the time, especially for allegedly conniving with the Police Force to silence the students' voices.
At the time, they were arraigned before a mobile magistrate court, and remanded in custody.
But all that has changed now.
According to Sahara Reporters, Ochuba received a letter from the University management dated April 10 he was reinstated based on the recommendation of the Students Disciplinary Board and the penalty of rustication for two semesters was reviewed. They also said this is in response to pleas for leniency from the students.
The letter, signed by the Registrar, Dr. Taiwo F. Ipaye, read:
“Your studentship is hereby reinstated..."
“By a copy of this letter, your Parents/Sponsor and relevant organs of the university are being informed of your reinstatement.”
According to Sahara Reporters, Lawrence also confirmed that he had been informed that his letter was waiting for him at the department.
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