Cultism: AKSU Expels 21 Students
The Management of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) has expelled 21 students over various offences committed in 2016.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga, told newsmen in Ikot Akpaden, on Saturday that the students were expelled for various offences ranging from phone theft to grievous harm, among others.
Ibanga noted that due process was followed before the students were expelled.
He explained that the Students’ Disciplinary Committee was set up by the university to ensure that students who had committed various offences were dealt with.
“If you have an issue and your case is sent to student disciplinary committee and we have students’ information handbook that tells you the dos and don’ts in the university.
“We don’t want to encourage truancy, and misbehaviour, when you commit an offence, we send you there and then if you are found culpable, you will be expelled from the institution.
Students’ protest stall activities at Akwa Ibom State University
“This is a democracy, we don’t just wake up and expel somebody, you must follow due process before anybody is expelled,’’ Ibanga said.
The vice chancellor added that the institution had zero tolerance for cultism.
On October 18, 2000, at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State at the time, Arc (Obong) Victor Attah inaugurated a committee for the establishment of Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) was conceived and funded by the Akwa Ibom State Government of Nigeria with unity of people with a passion to constantly seek knowledge that addresses practical issues of development in Nigeria. The university opened its doors to its pioneer students in the 2010/2011 academic year.