Uneasy calm is palpable at the Covenant University Otah, Ogun State over the recent suspension of about 200 students for missing the Easter ‘Youth Alive’ programme organised by the institution.
Recall that the institution is owned by Winners Chapel Church and the management runs activities in the University strictly on moral grounds.
But this recent development seems not to have gone down well with some students and parents of the affected students who have expressed displeasure over the development describing it as unjust. Some of the students reportedly said that the rules of their admission did not stipulate that they must attend programmes of any church. It was gathered that some students were suspended for four weeks for missing two or three services while those who missed eight services for up to four days were sent home for a year. It was further gathered that the students said they were preparing for their exams and could not be attending the programme daily. This decision allegedly angered the Vice Chancellor who then ordered that the penalties be meted out on the students.
This is the most trending story in the educational sector. Do you think that this measure should be extended to your own school (students being suspended for not attending church service or evening fellowship)? Some people believe that this could be the solution to the alleged rising immorality and vices in higher institutions.