I wanted to make our problems known, says FUNAAB student expelled over Facebook post – TheCable Lifestyle

Ifemosu, a student of the Federal University of , Abeokuta (FUNAAB), expelled over his critical post made about the institution, says he was only trying to bring the ’s attention to the ’ plight.

Ifemosu, who is the convener for the Youth In Good Initiative (YIGGI) and an for (AAC), recently made the headlines after he received a letter of expulsion for criticizing the university authorities in an open letter addressed to the VC.

Speaking with TheCable on Monday, the student activist described the school’s move as a “collective slap on the face of students” and an “infringement” of his .

He stated that he only wrote the piece to bring ’s attention to the “lingering issues affecting” the students — not to fight the powers that be, “as the school interpreted it.”

According to him, the of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the Student Union (SUG) in FUNAAB, have moved to dialogue with Felix Salako, the vice- of the institution, but are fears that it might not yield the desired outcome.

“The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in line with the Student Union Government (SUG) of my school told me they would meet with the vice-chancellor today to solve the situation. But I’m not sure the result would be . It is the of the meeting that would determine the line of action,” Ifemosu said.

“The they’re painting is that I’m trying to fight the university authorities. I was only trying to bring their attention to what is happening. On the of that I’ve done so far, I’m not convinced I should be expelled because I held an on something that personally affected me and the rest of the students. I’m not happy.”

While the struggle to reinstate me is ongoing, I want to take up the internship training by Leventis () One-Year Training Programme 2019 / 2020 in and Sustainable Agriculture (Fully Funded). #ReinstateIfemosu

— Ifemosu Michael Adewale®️ (@ifemosumichael) November 3, 2019

Bola Adekola, the FUNAAB registrar, had, on Friday, confirmed Ifemosu’s expulsion after the 200 level student of the Department of Forestry and Management had been summoned to “defend himself” in front of the institution’s disciplinary committee.

would recall that in July 2019, posted an open letter on the to the vice-chancellor of the school in which you raised allegations and misrepresentation of about the university,” the letter read.

“At the Student Disciplinary Committee meeting held on August 29, 2019, you were invited for the purpose of giving you fair hearing on the allegation of an perpetrated through the Internet, that is inimical to the integrity and corporate of the university.

, at its 217th Statutory Meeting held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, considered the report of the Student Disciplinary Committee on the allegation and thus decided that you have been found culpable of insubordination to university officials, of character and act perpetrated through the Internet.

“That is inimical to the integrity and corporate image of the university based on the extant rules and regulations on penalties for various offenses by students of the university. Consequent upon the decision of Senate, you’re hereby expelled from the university as provided for the offenses committed by you.”

It is Saddening and Weakening!

This is my Reward for calling the attention of the Vice Chancellor on lingering challenges rocking Funaab ecosystem! This is

We play with everything in this country 💔😭😭 https://t.co/6SY7fANBY1

— Ifemosu Michael Adewale®️ (@ifemosumichael) November 2, 2019

Read that prompted the expulsion :

It’s no more that Funaabites queue, fight, and struggle to attend classes or leave the school premises. , the vice-chancellor and the university management are seen with one or two (s). This makes easier for them while students languish in an unending ,” he wrote.

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

“Again! I read in the News that the Vice-Chancellor of Funaab wrote to the Economic and Commission (EFCC), men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that they are free to 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, extorted and brutalized. This is what you get when who, if managing poultry, would make sure eggs are stolen, are given a University to manage.

“It is unfortunate that we have accepted the reality that relegates our ‘scholars’ to chasers of political appointments — people who are ready to lick butts to be made INEC returning officers, political aides, VCs, directors, deans, and even of Departments.”

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