The authorities of the Delta state university (Delsu) have expelled twenty four students, and rusticated 26 others for misconduct and certificate forgery.
The university’s Vice-chancellor, Prof. Victor Peretemode, who confirmed this to our reporter on Thursday, said: “In continuation of the campaign to restore discipline to academics, the students were “axed” for misconduct and alleged forgery of their school certificates.”
Prof Peretemode explained that some of the affected students, were rusticated from the school for between two and six semesters, and would resume at the expiration of the sanctions, while the 24 others expelled from the university were found with misconduct and certificate forgery.
But some of the affected students, who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity alleged they were being victimized by the university management, insisting that they were innocent, while few others admitted they were guilty, and appealed to the management to rescind its decision.
Investigation, however revealed that the recent development in the university has raised serious reaction as some of the students kicked against the university’s decision to expel 24 of the students, many of whom were faculty Presidents, a situation that had also raised serious tension and fear of the unknown.
One of the expelled students, Alex Eruogbo, a 200-level student of geography, regional planning, however appealed to the management, and the state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, to intervene for him as he was ready to change in his conduct.
Eruogbo was said to have been rusticated for alleged misconduct and its related offences.