UNILAG reinstates Adeyeye Olorunfemi after suspending him for four semesters and then invites him to face another panel for alleged misconducts.
Adeyeye Olorunfemi was suspended for four semesters after hie was accused of insulting UNILAG authorities on Facebook. (voiceofnaija)
Authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has re-admitted a student of the institution, Adeyeye Olorunfemi, who was suspended in 2016 for criticising the university management on Facebook.
Although, Adeyeye just finished serving his punishment for ‘insulting’ the authorities of the institution on social media, the student might be punished again as the university invites him to face another panel.
In 2016, Adeyeye, a student of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and some students’ union leaders, were suspended for participating in a students protest of April 6 and 8, 2016.
UNILAG is one of the first generations of universities in Nigeria. (Nigerian Current)
Their protests also led to the university being shut while the student union government was indefinitely suspended.
Adeyeye was accused of insulting the then Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof Rahman Bello on his Facebook post after the protests, saying the VC was unfit to run the institution, and that the resources channelled into training him were a waste”.
Adeyeye said in the Facebook article; “Vice Chancellor sir!, you remain a first-class Chemical engineering graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife. What has happened to the Great Ife in you!. Our power generation is deteriorating and you are alive. The Nation’s investment of knowledge on you to make you a scholar is a WASTE. Your first class honours degree is the true definition of a FIASCO,”.
Former Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof Rahman Bello. (channelstv)
However, after serving his four-semester suspension, the Universities authorities have reportedly summoned Adeyeye to face another panel.
According to Premium Times, the student-activist in his letter of reinstatement has been warned by the school authorities to ”desist from such acts of misconduct” for the rest of his studentship duration in UNILAG”.
The letter reads; “Having served out the four semesters (2nd semester 2015/2016, 1st and 2nd semesters 2016/2017 and 1st semester 2017/2018 sessions) of rustication imposed on you by the Students’ Disciplinary Board on social misconduct, you are now cleared for re-admission in to the university with effect from 2nd semester 2017/2018 session.”
“You are therefore warned in your own interests to desist from such acts of misconduct for the rest of the duration of your studentship,”
Adeyeye to face another panel again
Adeyeye has however in a separate letter September 24, 2018, been invited to appear before the students’ disciplinary board on October 9 over alleged acts of misconduct carried out during the period of the rustication, Premium Times Reports.
According to the online news platform, UNILAG authorities alleges that “On January 24, 2017, he gained entrance into the 2017 convocation ceremonies and disrupted proceedings in a bid to seize the mace”.
He was also accused of leading a team tagged ‘SAVE UNILAG COALITION’ comprising of students from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) into the school campus to disrupt the activities of the office of the dean of student affairs on March 31, 2016, Premium Times reports.