Law Student Petitions Idahosa Varsity Over Indefinite Suspension
ANNOYED by his indefinite suspension after being made to cough up school fees totaling N490, 000, Mr. John Ogu, a Law student of Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Benin, Edo State, has petitioned the school’s authorities, demanding to be re-instated.
In a letter titled Re: Ogu John Ifeanyi (Matriculation No.LAW/DEG/111045) and addressed to the school’s Vice-Chancellor, Ogu’s lawyer, Mr. Paul Usenbo said that his client was dully admitted into the institution with requisite criteria but was later suspended over allegations bothering on misconduct, fake NECO result which he presented to gain admission, and threat to life of a staff.
According to Usenbo, “He was admitted into the institution with genuine credentials which is also in the records of the school. It was WAEC and not NECO as stated in his indefinite suspension letter by the Office of the Registrar. My client’s finding in respect of the staff’s life that was threatened which was alleged in the indefinite suspension letter was not verifiable by any staff.
In reaction, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ernest Izevbigie said that nothing wrong was done, as the student was deficient in a subject required for admission into the faculty of law.
He said: “That is our responsibility and we are deeply sorry for that.
I take responsibility for that. He was recalled in error. That was why I directed that the recall should be rescinded. There is nothing
personal about the whole affair. A credit pass in Literature in English from the National Board of Technical Education (NABTEB) which he presented is not tenable for admission into the Faculty of Law.”