The unruly behaviour of students of the Bowen University Iwo after the management of the school discovered that some of them had gone overboard, taking banned substances like drugs, resulting in their immediate expulsion, led to the indefinite closure of the school on Monday, WESTERN POST can now reveal.
It was gathered that the school had a well-attended social event last Friday and at the event, some unruly guys infiltrated the school, bringing in some banned drugs.
When the authorities discovered this, however, it ordered that a medical examination be conducted on some of the students suspected to be involved in drugs consumption on Sunday. The test, Western Post learnt, proved positive following which about 40 of the students were expelled.
The development led the students to begin a protest against the decision of the school authorities, destroying and burning the school property. A part of the Boys Hostel was burnt down.
The authorities then ordered the school closed indefinitely. A statement signed by the school registrar, Dr. Kayode Ogunleye, directed all students to commence a break from noon on Monday. They were required to vacate the school premises latest by 4 pm of that Monday December 3, 2018.
The school authorities did not give much details for its action. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, simply said the sanitation and re-positioning agenda the school embarked upon had cut up on some students and this had generated a mild crisis from the suspects who declined the order of the university.
He said the crisis led to immediate vacation to avert further destruction of school property and to ensure peace on the campus.
“Bowen University will not condone any form of indiscipline on the campus. The university stands for godliness and excellence in leadership. The Senate will meet Tuesday (today) to decide the resumption date.