14 January 2013

Nigeria: Covenant University Reconsiders Expelled Students

Lagos — The authorities of the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, might have commuted the expulsion of its 200 students.

The university authorities were last week asked by the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria to come forward with all records of the processes that led to the expulsion.

But Vanguard learnt yesterday from a reliable source in National Human Rights Commission that the university authorities, which will be meeting with the Commission on Friday in Abuja, has denied expelling the students, but said they were suspended.

The lawyer to the University, Dele Adesina (SAN) when contacted by Vanguard last night on phone denied any knowledge of the commuttal of expulsion to suspension.

It will be recalled that Vanguard had earlier reported the expulsion of 126 students of the university for not attending the 'departure service', meant to sign off from the school at the end or the semester on November 30.

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