Redeemers University May Recall Students Expelled For Drugs

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The Vice Chancellor of Redeemers University has indicated that the 20 students expelled  for drug usage may be recalled by the institution. To that effect he said a committee had been set up to study the appeals of the parents and a report would be submitted before the end of this month.

Adeyewa said the team, which comprised psychologists, doctors and other experts, was given three weeks to reconsider the cases of some affected students and report back.

He said, “Some 41 students alleged to be taking hard drugs were asked by our medical team to go for confirmation drug test and after due investigations, 20 were found positive,”

According to him, the penalty for use of hard drugs, cult membership, examination malpractice and other vices in the school regulation is expulsion.

“We must protect the image of the university as a religious institution,’’ Adeyewa said.

He said the setting up of the committee was as a response to the pleas from some of the parents.

Many missionary universities in the country prefer the expulsion option, however that option may not be the nest solution and may simply serve to compound the problems of the students.

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