RIVERS, Nigeria – The management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education has suspended two students for one academic session for allegedly making inciting posts on their social media handles.
The affected students were Sunday Idongesit Okpokpo of the Department of Political Science and Chibuzor Remmy of the Department of Educational Management.
The institution accused Okpokpo of creating panic and confusion when he posted on social media calling for the cancellation of the final year examination scheduled to commence on Monday November 2, 2020 as well as the Matriculation Ceremony scheduled to hold on Saturday November 7, 2020.
It accused Remmy of calling out students on Okpokpo’s post to protest on Wednesday November 4, 2020 against the University Authority for having only one bank on campus.
In a suspension letter Director, Students Affairs, Dr. C.A. Ajie warned that both students are not to be seen on any of the three campuses of the institution unless on invitation.
“Mr. Chibuzor Remmy of the Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education with Matriculation Number UE/2018/EDUMAT/B.Ed4/0205 has been suspended for one academic session (2019/2020) with immediate effect.
“Mr. Chibuzor Remmy was found guilty of inciting students with his social media post. He had called out students on that post to protest on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 against the University Authority for having only one bank on campus.
“He is not to be seen on any of the three campuses unless on invitation,” the statement reads.