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Bowen University Sets Up Probe Panel On Studentsí Protest

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Bowen University Sets Up Probe Panel On Studentsí Protest
« on: June 08, 2014, 04:28:13 PM »

The entire management of Bowen University which is in Iwo @ Osun State Nigeria has just set up a panel to investigate the main cause of the recent protest by the university students.
The university's Vice Chancellor  Prof. Mathews Ojo, said at a press conference that he addressed in Iwo on Wednesday evening.
Vice Chancellor  Prof. Mathews Ojo also said the panel which should also include two representatives of the school students was headed by the Dean of the Science department, Prof, Samuel Ilori.

He also added that the University  also had plans to hold a stakeholders and parents meeting at Lagos, Ibadan, including Osogbo from the 28th to 31st of March 2014.
Prof. Mathews Ojo, Vice Chancellor also debunked the recent speculations in some quarters that increment in school fees was the cause of the riot, he also said that the first set of students, IJMB and final year
students should resume back to the Schools campus on April 1, while those in 100 level would resume on the 8th April 2014 , while 200 and 300 level students should report to school on the 14th April 2014.

Ojo the Chancellor also said in his statement that any student that is accused of  taking part in the riot would be given opportunity to defend his or Herselves before the School's panel.
He also said the inability for some students to watch there favourite European Champions League match which was due to power outage in just a section of the male hostel caused some student to indulge others to protest.
He explained that the school management has been spending a very huge money to fuel the diesel powered Generator to help provide electricity supply at the campus.
Although the supply was not available for 24 hours.

He also stated that the protest which started on Wednesday night at about 8pm was brought under control around 10.30pm, but some other students continued the protest the following morning after they found out that
Some students that broke some shops to steal goods had been arrested by the police.
The VC stated that power supply to Iwo town had not been regular since the rainstorm of March 12, but the university had been trying in supplying electricity through its generators and it had sunk over 29 boreholes.
"Any student accused of doing anything wrong in connection with the overall disturbance will be given the chance to defend his or herself in front of the panel for justice to take its cause.
"We really appreciate the understanding of our dear parents. We will also assure them that the safety and security of their ward is very paramount in our School's agenda and we will not fail them.
 The university's commitment to academic excellence and also Godliness in student character will continue to be upheld," he said.


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