The management of the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) has expelled six students over the bullying of a fellow student.
The expulsion is sequel to the recommendation of an investigative panel that probed the incident that took place in an off-campus hostel on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
The Expelled students are : Popoola Olaniyi Agboola, IDD/ (300L); Oluwadare Faith Tobiloba, FST ( 200L) ; Nandi Yohanna Jessica, IPE/ ( 200L); Ajuwon Tolani Emmanuella, FAT/ (100L; Emmanuel Funmilayo Taiwo, FAT/ (100L)and Alao Olabimpe Cecilia, CSP/ (100 L).
The expulsion was contained in a statement issued by the Institution’s Deputy Director, Corporate Communications, Adegbenro Adebanjo on Tuesday.
The expulsion is in line with the position of Page 48 of the 2019/2020 Students Handbook which prescribes expulsion from the University for Students who engage in, ” Physical assault or battery on another student outside the university premises”. As a consequence of their expulsion, their studentship of FUTA ceases forthwith with all its rights and privileges.
According to Adegbenro, the punishment meted out to the affected students is not to pander to the justifiable public outcry that greeted their odious act but in tandem with the rules and regulations as contained in the Students Code of Conduct as stipulated in the University Handbook and oath of Matriculation which all students are made to sign and subscribe to.