This University clearly has zero tolerance for unruliness and cultism.
They were expelled for offences committed in 2016.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Eno Ibanga, put the word out to journalists at Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enim Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.
Their offences? A wide range. From phone theft, to causing bodily harm to other students. Amongst others. On why it took so long for them to be expelled, the Prof. said due process had to run its course.
Here's what he said:
“If you have issue and your case is sent to student disciplinary committee and we have students’ information handbook that tells you the dos and don’ts in the university.
“We don’t want to encourage truancy, and misbehaviour, when you commit an offence, we send you there and then if you are found culpable, you will be expelled from the institution.
“This is democracy, we don’t just wake up and expel somebody, you must follow due process before anybody is expelled." Ibanga said.
The University is quite tough on cultism, in a region that has a strong reputation for cultism, even from the secondary school level.