FUTO Recalls 9 Students who Were Expelled Over a Year Ago

The management of the Federal University of Technology, FUTO has reinstated nine students activists who were suspended for leading a protest against the tuition increase.

The recall according to Premium Times came amid a legal action by the students.

The students reportedly led the protest on February 17, 2017.

In a recall letter issued to the affected students on Friday, August 3, 2018, the university said it had reversed its decision during a meeting of the Senate in July.

(Francis Chukwuemeka Eze, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University)

According to Premium Times, some of the affected students are Collins Ogbonna, Fishery and Aquaculture Technology; Elvis Onuoha, Animal Science Technology; Ebuka Odunze, Computer Science Department; Kenneth Megwa, Prosthetics and Orthotics Department; and Nnamdi and Collins Ugwu of the Optometry department.

The letter reads partly:

“The Senate at its 437th meeting held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, ratified the amnesty granted by the Vice-Chancellor to the students who were expelled for their involvement in the planning and execution of the violent demonstration of Friday, February 17,”

“Your recall is however subject to the paying of the surcharges and signing an undertaking, along with your parents to be of good behaviour for the rest of your studentship in the university,…”.

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