ENUGU – AUTHORITIES of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT, have expelled 544 students who allegedly secured administration into the institution illegally.
The university announced the expulsion of the affected students in a statement by its Director, Public Relations, Mr. Ossy Ugwuoti yesterday.
He said the Senate of the university at its 232nd meeting, observed that “the students who cut across various faculties and departments had secured admission illegally into the university.
“The ESUT Senate has, therefore, directed the affected students who are at their various years of study to stop participating in all school activities, return all ESUT materials in their possession and vacate the university premises immediately.”
Warning that any of the affected students found in the campus would be arrested for prosecution, the ESUT Senate also said names of the “illegal students” had been forwarded to the police for necessary action.
The Senate, which described the illegal admission as criminal and a breach of the university’s rules and regulations, however, urged the affected students willing to disclose sources of their admission to do so in writing and submit same to the office of the Dean of Students Affairs.
The statement was, however, silent on whether any official of the university involved in the admission scam had been fished out or sanctioned.
Meanwhile, the development has generated tension in the university as the affected students, some of whom are in their final year of study, have reportedly threatened to attack some officials who obtained huge sums of money to facilitate their admissions some years back.