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FUNAAB expels student for writing open letter to VC on Facebook

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A 200-Level student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Michael Adewale Ifemosu, has been expelled by the institution for allegedly posting an open letter on his Facebook page to the vice chancellor, Prof Kolawole Salako.

The university said Ifemosu was expelled for allegedly posting an open letter on the internet to the vice chancellor, where made spurious allegations against the school.

Ifemosu is the convener, “Youth in good governance initiative (YIGGI) and Ogun State secretary for African action congress (AAC) – the political party under which Omoyele Sowore contested as the 2019 presidential candidate.

In the said open letter, Ifemosu talked about the alleged poor transportation system of the institution, as well as the way students were reportedly being harassed by the police.

He accused the management of “lackadaisical attitude and unprofessional management decisions” which he said was causing calamitous implosion in FUNAAB.

“Lectures start at 9am and it is no more news that students queue, fight, and struggle to attend classes and also leave the school premises while the vice chancellor and the management team are seen with official cars, which makes transportation easier for them while students are stranded.

“The FUNAAB Bureau of Transport (FUNAABOT) has performed below expectations despite millions of naira allocated to the department for the purchase and renovation of MANCOTS but all went down the drain. Those monies remain carpeted till this moment.

“I read in the news that the vice chancellor wrote to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as well as men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that they are free to arrest students found wanting and guilty of cybercrimes.

“I would have said it was a good move not until I became a victim and also received report of the arrest and detention of innocent students who were unjustly harassed and brutalised.

Angered by Ifemosu’s open letter on Facebook, the young man had his studentship terminated by the Senate of the university.

In his letter of expulsion signed by the Registrar, Dr Bola Adekola, the university confirmed that it expelled the student for writing an open letter on Facebook.


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