The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has expelled a final-year student Salaudeen Aanuoluwa of the department of microbiology, who allegedly beat a female lecturer of the same department.
Salaudeen was said to have physically attacked the lecturer, Rahmat Zakariyau last week Thursday after he unsuccessfully tried to get her to grant him a waiver for missing the mandatory student industrial work experience scheme (SIWES) course.
The institution’s spokesman, Kunle Akogun, in a statement said that Salaudeen was expelled after a meeting of the student disciplinary committee where he was arraigned on Monday.
He said the expelled student “has 48 days to appeal against the verdict to the Vice-Chancellor in case he feels dissatisfied with the decision.”
Text of the letter written to Salaudeen by the university registrar read thus: “You will recall that you appeared before the Student Disciplinary Committee (SDC) to defend yourself in respect of an allegation of misconduct levelled against you.
“After due consideration of all evidence before it, the Committee was convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that the allegation of misconduct has been established against you. It has accordingly recommended to the Vice-Chancellor, who in exercise of the power conferred on him, has directed that you Salaudeen, Waliu Aanuoluwa be expelled from the University.
“Accordingly, you are hereby expelled from the University with immediate effect.
“You are required to submit forthwith, all University property in your custody including your Student Identity Card to the Dean of Student Affairs or his representative and keep off the campus.
“In case you are dissatisfied with this decision, you are free to appeal to the University Council through the Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences to the Vice-Chancellor within forty-eight (48) days of the date of this letter.”
Salaudeen had told University Campus Journalist, an on-campus journal, that he missed the SIWES course because he was locked up for two months after being arrested in Lagos on the allegation that he was a thief.