In the latest volume of the school special edition bulletin publication: S.E. Volume. XXV No. 31 Tuesday, June 5, 2018 the Delta State University, Abraka issued a publication on students rusticated from the institution.
It was greeted by series of publications on Facebook by an alumnus of DELSU.
Below is one of the publication.
Comr Ukuanovwe Oj Godstime posted below on Facebook:
On Delsu6 my resolve is clear
Without making any official statement as regards to Delsu6 the six departmental presidents whom where recently rusticated after their final exams, one could able to decipher whom side I’m on, I’m not relatively stating that I’m against Delsu management because I have huge respect and regards for the Dean of students Prof Orovwigho Atubi Augustus who is like a father to me, of a truth the only way out is for the management to reinstate this budding young lads home have read and relatively thrown away all writing materials as a way of bidding goodbye to academic activities for the main time but waking up to see such publications is capable of derailing any individual and can lead to some other things, since the said crime are not what we as comrades (brothers of truth and do it right?) see as crimes nor offence, i hereby make bold an appeal for the immediate withdrawals of the said publications as against the six departmental heads so that they can be reinstated as well to enable a rancour and free environment for all, I also hereby call on all stakeholders,alumni,political office holders, State Governor, commissioners, SA’s and PA’s to wade into this issue with immediate effect to proffer a lasting solution.
I’m yours faithfully
Prince Godstime OJ
Pedro Pedro Chibuzo-Ogume Obi Obi
Chika Kessy Ossai
Okoh Ezekiel Oghenetega Oghenetega
Hon Solomon Ahwinahwi
Hon Festus Agas
Hon Michael Diden
Hon Ben Rollands Igbakpa
Earlier on, another person made below post. Still ‘unedited‘ for the purpose of this report:
Emordi Kelvin Ugochukwu Odogwu is with Comr Ukuanovwe Oj Godstime and
‘We stand for justice ’ ‘ we stand for the students’ ‘we want to bring unionism back to the campus ‘ it is finally here!! Let us join hands and fight against this injustice!! Comrades are to stand and fight against student injustices!! Do not politicize it, do not delay because of personal and selfish interest, comrade community come and give Aluta back her voice in DELSU!!!!!!
Later on, TheNation reports below:
Delta State University (DELSU) has expelled four of its students, rusticated 26 and placed four others on indefinite suspension.
This action of the university was contained in a special edition of the bulletin issued by the Department of Information and Public Relations, Vice Chancellor’s office, on Tuesday 5th June, 2018.
According to the bulletin, the affected students were sanctioned for their alleged involvement in various examination malpractices.
The Nation gathered some of those affected are the departmental presidents of Mass Communication, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Business Administration and Geography and Regional Planning departments.
However, in a swift reaction to the development, some of the affected students, when contacted, alleged that they were, indeed, being victimized by the management of the Faculty of Social Sciences for daring to raise questions over alleged misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of students’ dues.
A source in one of the departments who spoke on conditions of anonymity, said revealed “when the presidents of the respective departments noticed the way and manner the faculty president single handedly disbursed over N700, 000 for the conduct of a welcome party for 100 level students without the constitutional backing, they passed a vote of no confidence on him during congress which he (faculty president) boycotted.
“While the congress was going on, the staff adviser stormed the venue demanding who authorized the congress and threatened that they would hear from him.
“Days later, the departmental presidents were accused of plots to destabilize the peace of the university and summoned to face a panel which they did only for a bulletin to be released today stating that they have been rusticated for two semesters respectively”, the source said.
Describing the defense of the students as an afterthought, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Freeborn Aganbi said “students who are saying that are doing so to cover up for their exam malpractice. The management of the university is not interested in victimizing or punishing any student”.