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Bowen varsity expels 29 students, suspends 26 others

Kazeem Badmus, osogbo

Bowen University in Iwo, Osun State , has announced the expulsion of 29 students from the institution .

The university also placed 26 others on indefinite suspension , according to a statement signed by the institution ’ s Registrar , Dr Kayode Ogunleye .

The statement , published on January 3 on the school ’ s website, contained the names and matriculation numbers of the expelled and suspended students .

Although no reason was given for the action , in December 2018 , a number of students facing some disciplinary actions from the university were said to have staged a protest .

When contacted on Saturday evening , an aide to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Adaramola Toba , said he was not authorised to comment on the matter , and referred our correspondent to the school registrar .

Speaking with our correspondent, the registrar said reasons for the punishment were stated in the letters given to the students.

He said , “ The reason for the expulsion was stated in the letters given to each of the affected students . They have been made to face Students ’ Disciplinary Committee .

“ They were given fair hearing to defend themselves . Some were exonerated and those that were found guilty were appropriately sanctioned .

We cannot put the reasons on the website. It is against our convention . ”

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