200 Covenant University students suspended for missing Easter program
200 students of Covenant University have been suspended by ‘Papa’ Dr. David Oyedepo, Proprietor of the school for missing the school’s Easter program.
According to Punch, the suspension is “unjust” because they missed a school event. The Easter Youth Alive programme to be specific.
Even though Covenant University is a church-run school, the parents are calling it unjust because the rule book doesn’t make attending the event compulsory.
A 400-level student told our correspondent on Wednesday that over 200 students were affected by the decision of the university. “We were going for the services in the morning and night and people were getting tired of it because we were also preparing for exams. So, the Vice- Chancellor got angry and ordered that those who missed the services be sanctioned.
“Some were suspended for four weeks and those who had missed eight services for the four days got a year.” He said.
Another 300-level student had this to say: “The mood in school is really tense. Though students are not protesting but they are angry because you are preparing for an exam you’re not sure you will sit for, until the paper starts.
“They stopped me from sitting for a paper last week because I did not go for a service and I don’t know if I will be allowed in today either.”
At the time of reporting this, there has been no official statement from the school authority on whether or not the students will be called back soon.
The last time we waited for feedback from Covenant University over a matter, the Chancellor threatened that the wrath of God will descend on critics.