Students suspended by Rivers University over inciting Facebook posts pardoned

 

Two students of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAEU) who were suspended over their alleged inciting Facebook posts have been forgiven by the institution and the suspension lifted.

Recall that the students, Sunday Idongesit and Remmy Chibuzor, were suspended for one academic session over Facebook comments capable of ‘creating panic, confusion and public disorder’ in the institution.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, who confirmed the pardon in a statement issued on Friday, November 6, said the decision was taken following appeals from well-meaning individuals and human rights groups.

“Based on appeals from well-meaning individuals, the Management of Ignatius Ajuru University, on behalf of Senate, hereby lifts the suspension order on the two students: Mr. Chibuzor Remmy and Mr. Sundany Idongesit who published materials on the social media capable of causing public disorder,” the statement reads.

Two other male students caught in a female hostel have also been pardoned by the management. Recall that the school had banned intersex visits to hostels following the gang rape of a female student by three of her colleagues.

“In like manner, the two male students caught in the female hostel are hereby forgiven.

The Management, however, warns that henceforth, any student who does anything capable of bringing the University to public ridicule will be disciplined according to the rules and regulations of the University.” the statement added.

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