Rivers Varsity Suspends Two Students Over Inciting Social Media Post

The management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State, has placed two students on suspension for one academic session, for allegedly making inciting posts on their social media handles.

The students affected were Sunday Idongesit Okpokpo, of the Department of Political Science and Chibuzor Remmy of the Department of Educational Management.

Okpokpo was accused by the institution of causing panic and confusion when he posted on social media, calling for the cancellation of the final year examination scheduled to begin on Monday November 2, 2020, as well as the Matriculation Ceremony scheduled to hold on Saturday November 7, 2020.

On the part of Remmy, he was accused of urging students on Okpokpo’s posts, to carry out protest against the University Authority on Wednesday November 4, 2020, for having only one bank on campus.

The Director of student’s affairs, Dr. C.A. Ajie in the suspension letter warned that both students are not to be seen on any of the three campuses of the institution unless on invitation.

The statement reads: “Mr Chibuzor Remmy of the Department of Education Management, Faculty of Education, Ignatius Ajuru, University of Education with Matriculation Number UE/2018/EDUMAT/B.Ed4/0205 has been suspended for one academic session (2019/2020) with immediate effect.

“Mr. Chibuzor Remmy was found guilty of inciting students with his social media post. He had called out students on that post to protest on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 against the University Authority for having one bank in campus.

“He is not to be seen on any of the three campuses unless on invitation.”

It would be recalled that the Federal Government of Nigeria despite public outcry had launched a fresh campaign to regulate the use of social media in the country.

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