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UI Student Expelled For Social Media Post, Has Been Readmitted

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Kingsley Chinemerem Anyanwu, A 100 level student of University of Ibadan (UI), Geology Department, who was rusticated for calling the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka various derogatory names on social media, during the 2015/16 academic session, has been pardoned and readmitted.

After facing Student Disciplinary Committee and found guilty, Anyanwu was expelled during the 2016/17 session for gross misconduct.

In a Facebook post, the Vice Chancellor through his Media Assistant, Sunday Saanu said that after the show of remour by the student, his case have been forwarded to the Council for reconsideration and forgiveness where Anyanwu was told to go and sin no more.

Naija News understand that he said that the student has been allowed to resume his studies with effect from the beginning of this current 2017/18 academic session .

The Nation reports that the VC, Prof. Olayinka, while speaking on the issue asserted that his administration was not ready to jeopardize the future of any student by expulsion, but added “yet, we have the responsibilities to instill character and learning in them”

“We are in loco parentis expected to process them for the ultimate use of the society. A 100 level student is still raw and green. We take some of these insult and embarrassment in our stride in order to ensure that they have a rosy future. But we will not hesitate to wield a big stick for anyone considered to be incorrigible because the certificate going out from UI must be based on sound character and learning ” said the VC.

However, the Vice Chancellor warned that the fact that his administration was lenient shouldn’t embolden any student to be rude, pointing out that a 400 level student in Anyanwu’s situation may not have been so lucky because that is considered a mature level.

 
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