By Oladipupo Mojeed
The management of Akwa Ibom State University says it has expelled 21 students for various offences committed in 2016.
Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof. Eno Ibanga stated this while speaking with newsmen in Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enim Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the students were expelled for various offences ranging phone theft, grievous harm, among others.
Ibanga noted that due process was followed before the students were expelled.
He explained that the Students’ Disciplinary Committee was set up by the university to ensure that students who had committed various offences were dealt with.
“If you have issue and your case is sent to student disciplinary committee and we have students’ information handbook that tells you the dos and don’ts in the university.
“We don’t want to encourage truancy, and misbehaviour, when you commit an offence, we send you there and then if you are found culpable, you will be expelled from the institution.
“This is democracy, we don’t just wake up and expel somebody, you must follow due process before anybody is expelled,” Ibanga said.
The vice chancellor said that the institution had zero tolerance for cultism.