Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, Monday morning, staged a protest against the purported expulsion and suspension of about twelve students of the institution.
The students, who were led by the leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in collaboration with National Liberty Vanguard, declared that the suspension and expulsion of the students were done without regards to due process.
Last week, son of the immediate past Secretary to Osun State Government, Alhaji Mashood Adeoti, AbdulAfeez Adeoti were expelled from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso.
Three others were also expelled along with Adeoti’s son, while the institution placed eight other students on suspension following their alleged involvement in the post-students’ union election violence on June 13th.
This was contained in an official statement signed by the Registrar of the institution, Mr. Jacob Agboola, who declared that the university’s Senate at an emergency meeting held on Tuesday considered the report and recommendations of the panel set up to investigate the matter.
Agboola in the statement added that the Senate approved that those found wanting to be suspended or expelled from the university.
The expelled students according to the statement include AbdulAfeez Adeoti, a student with the Department of Civil Engineering; Akinloye Oluwatimileyin of the Department of Pure and Applied Physics; Eze Raymond, Department of Management and Accounting and Dauda Sodiq, Department of Chemical Engineering.
The suspended students are Olalekan Ismail, a student of Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Amoo Akeem, Department of Transport Management; Azeez Ayobami, Department of Biochemistry; Oluwole Opeyemi, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry; and Bankole Oluwaseyi, Department of Pure and Applied Physics.
Others include Abioye Aderemi, Department of Anatomy; Atoyebi Adeniran, Pure and Applied Mathematics, and Adewale Sulaiman, Department of Anatomy.