The six rusticated departmental Presidents of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, have cried out saying they have been targeted by the Institution for rustication because they spoke against the spending of over N700, 000.00 faculties departmental dues and not because of exam malpractices as been claimed by the University, the students have told a Journalists in a chat
The students were Tuesday slammed with two semesters rustication for their alleged involvement in examination malpractice, but they now say they are being victimized by the management of the university because they spoke out against the spending of over N700,000 faculty departmental dues.
Vanguard Newspaper sited a bulletin dated June 5th issued by the Information and Public Relations Department of the Vice Chancellor’s office, the students all of whom are departmental presidents of the Mass Communication, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Business Administration and Geography and Regional Planning departments, were rusticated alongside 20 others.
Four students of the university were also expelled while four others were slammed with indefinite suspension. One of the students, who spoke on condition of anonymity, disclosed that the reason for their rustication has nothing to do with examination malpractice as alleged by the school authorities but because of their position on political activities in the faculty.
The University quickly dismissed the students claims as fallacy, saying through the Public Relations Officer, Freeborn Aganbi, that: “Their claim is a fallacy. Students, who are saying that, are doing so to cover up for their exam malpractice. The management of the university is not interested in victimizing or punishing any student.”