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UNIBEN Recalls Rusticated Students



Prof. Faraday Orumwunse, the Vice Chancellor of the  University of Benin (UNIBEN) said the school management  has recalled the five students recently rusticated for their roles in the Nov. 23, 2017 students’ protest.
He stated that the recall of the students followed the appeal letters submitted by the rusticated students, the Students Union and the intervention of important stakeholders.
He said from all indications, the protest was uncalled for and designed only to serve the illegitimate purpose of portraying the university in bad light while  disrupting its academic calendar.
According to him, management holds the views of students’ representatives in very high esteem and has always shown willingness to dialogue with the students.
He added that the management would not tolerate a situation where a few individuals will deploy the students’ union engagement mechanism for the furtherance of illegitimate purpose.
The vice-chancellor said it was untrue that the Chancellor of the institution and Emir  of Kano, Mohammad Sanusi II, was  involved in determining the school’s  new charges.
He explained that the Governing Council of a university  headed by a Pro- Chancellor was solely responsible for the financial operations of a university and not the Chancellor.
The vice-chancellor, however,  said the management had reviewed the issues that led to the protest.





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