Six students of Achievers University, Owo in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State have been expelled over their alleged involvement in activities of cultism.
Authorities of the institution, through the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Samuel Ibiyemi said the institution took the disciplinary action against the erring students due to its zero-tolerance for indiscipline.
Ibiyemi listed the expelled students to include, Awolo David (Mass Communication), Owolabi James (Political Science), and Oyeniran Temitope (Nursing Science),
Others include Yahaya Mohammed ( Medical Lab Science) Owolabi Opeyemi (Computer Science), Onagoruwa Oyinlola ( Biochemistry)
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The VC disclosed that all the affected students were in 300 level in their various departments of the school saying their parents had been informed about the development.
He said, “their expulsion from the university was premised on their involvement in cultism after all fair hearing and due process within the law establishing the institution.
“The six students ceased to be students of Achievers University, Owo. Anybody (individual or corporate) dealing with them as Achievers students do so at his or her own risk.
“The management of the University has set up a fact-finding committee to conduct a thorough investigation among the students to identify any other student involved in such illegal organisation.
“The University Council and management hereby show by this effort the zero tolerance for cultism in Achievers University, Owo. The university is opened to any information that is relevant for the discipline and proper grooming of the students.”
The VC however, handed the six students over to the police for further investigation and onward prosecution.
Speaking on the issue of the deadly Lassa fever, Ibiyemi stated that the school had been collaborating with the Federal Medical Center, Owo, as part of the efforts to prevent the students from contracting the disease.
” We have a team in the FMC, they advise us and we also advise our students on the ways to live hygienic life and thereby keeping the disease away,” he said.