200 students of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state have been suspended for not attending the schools’ Easter “Youth Alive” programme. The Punch Reports.
Parents and students have expressed their displeasure describing the decision as unjust. They claim the rules of their admission never stated that it was compulsory for them to attend the programmed organized by the institution.
A 400-level of the institution who spoke on the matter, said,
“We were going for the services in the morning and night and people were getting tired of it because we were also preparing for exams. So, the Vice-Chancellor got angry and ordered that those who missed the services be sanctioned.
“Some were suspended for four weeks and those who had missed eight services for the four days got a year.”
Another 300-level student, said, “The mood in school is really tense. Though students are not protesting but they are angry because you are preparing for an exam you’re not sure you will sit for, until the paper starts.
“They stopped me from sitting for a paper last week because I did not go for a service and I don’t know if I will be allowed in today either.”
A concerned parent who registered her displeasure said the punishment especially for final year students was not commiserate with the offences committed.