The five rusticated students have rejected the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Farade Orumwense’s conditional offer to lift their suspension.
It should be recalled that five members of the university’s Student Union Government, SUG, were rusticated for allegedly leading a protest against increase in school/hostel fees on November 24, 2017. The embattled students had staged a demonstration over the hike, an action the school’s management said was allegedly meant to disrupt its 47th Founders’ Day lecture and 43rd convocation ceremony. Those rusticated included the SUG President, Osamudiamen Ogbidi, Justus Aidenagnon, Innocent Momodu, Goodnews Ehiabhi and Patrick Majekodumi.
A source gathered that a meeting aimed at resolving the issue between the University’s management and a factional leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, early in the week was said to have ended in a stalemate after the affected students rejected the school’s condition that they should tender apology letters to the school authorities before they can be recalled.