Six students have been expelled from The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) over the bullying of a fellow student.
The students who were expelled were identified as: Popoola Olaniyi Agboola IDD/ (300L); Oluwadare Faith Tobiloba FST ( 200L); Nandi Yohanna Jessica IPE/ ( 200L); Ajuwon Tolani Emmanuella FAT/ (100L); Emmanuel Funmilayo Taiwo FAT/ (100L) and Alao Olabimpe Cecilia CSP/ (100 L)
According to the Adegbenro Adebanjo, who is the Deputy Director, Corporate Communications of the institution, the expulsion is a product of the recommendation of an investigative panel which probed the incident that took place in an off campus hostel on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
“The expulsion is in line with the position of Page 48 of the 2019/2020 Students Handbook which prescribes expulsion from the University for Students who engage in physical assault or battery on another student outside the university premises.
“As a consequence of their expulsion their studentship of FUTA ceases forthwith with all its rights and privileges.”
Adebanjo also said that the punishment that was issued to the affected students is not just something that as done to pacify the public following the outcry that greeted the viral video but in due alignment with the rules and regulations as contained in the Students Code of Conduct and as stipulated in the University Handbook and oath of Matriculation which all students are made to sign and subscribe to.