U-turn? Covenant University reconsiders expelled students
by Isi Esene
Due to pressure mounted on the authorities of the Covenant University Ota, Ogun State, reports say the institution has decided to commute the expulsion of about 126 students to suspension instead.
The students were reportedly expelled from the school for failing to attend the ‘departure service’ meant to sign off from the school at the end of the semester on November 30.
Sources say the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria had asked the university authorities to come forward with all records of the processes that led to the expulsion.
It has however been gathered that the school authorities plan to deny expelling the students preferring to admit that they were suspended.
The meeting is scheduled to hold on Friday in Abuja.
Dele Adesina (SAN), lawyer to the institution, reportedly denied any knowledge of the commuttal of expulsion to suspension.