six students of the institution over alleged involvement in cult activities.
According to the institution, the students are Awolo David (Mass Communica
tion); Owolabi James (Political Science); Oyeniran Temitope (Nursing Science)
Yahaya Mohammed (Medical Lab Science); Owolabi Opeyemi (Computer Science)
and Onagoruwa Oyinlola (Biochemistry).
Speaking to journalists on the development on Thursday, the Vice-Chancellor
of the varsity, Prof. Samuel Ibiyemi, said the institution took the action because
of its zero tolerance for indiscipline.
He noted that all the affected students were in 300 level, adding that their
parents had also been informed.
The don said, “Their expulsion from the university was premised on their
involvement in cultism after all fair hearing and due process within the law
establishing the institution.
“The six students cease to be students of Achievers University, Owo. Anybody,
individual or corporate, dealing with them as Achievers’ students does so at
his or her own risk.
“The management of the university has set up a fact-finding committee to
conduct thorough investigation among the students to identify any other
student involved in such illegal organisation.
“The university council and management hereby shows by this effort its zero
tolerance for cultism in Achievers University, Owo. The university is open to
any information that is relevant for the discipline and proper grooming of our
Shortly after speaking to the press, the six students were handed over to the
police for further investigation and prosecution.
On the issue of the deadly Lassa fever, Ibiyemi stated that the school had been
collaborating with the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, as part of efforts to prevent
students from contracting the disease.
“We have a team at the FMC; they advise us and we also advise our students
on the ways to live hygienic lives, thereby keeping the disease away,” he added.