Bowen university expels 29 students, suspends 26 others
Bowen University in Iwo, Osun State, has announced the expulsion of 29 students from the institution.
The university also placed 26 others on indefinite suspension, according to a statement signed by the institution’s Registrar, Dr Kayode Ogunleye.
The statement, published on January 3 on the school’s website, contained the names and matriculation numbers of the expelled and suspended students.
Although no reason was given for the action, in December 2018, a number of students facing some disciplinary actions from the university were said to have staged a protest.
When contacted on Saturday evening, an aide to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Adaramola Toba, said he was not authorised to comment on the matter, and referred our correspondent to the school registrar.
Speaking with our correspondent, the registrar said reasons for the punishment were stated in the letters given to the students.
He said, “The reason for the expulsion was stated in the letters given to each of the affected students. They have been made to face Students’ Disciplinary Committee.
“They were given fair hearing to defend themselves. Some were exonerated and those that were found guilty were appropriately sanctioned. We cannot put the reasons on the website. It is against our convention.”