Covenant University (CU), an institution run by Living Faith Church (LFC) Worldwide, has reportedly suspended more than 200 of its students, for failing to attend its Easter “Youth Alive” camp meeting.
PUNCH reports that parents and students have described the action as “unjust” adding that the rules of their admission did not say it is compulsory for them to attend the programme.
“We were going for the services in the morning and night and people were getting tired of it because we were also preparing for exams. So, the Vice-Chancellor got angry and ordered that those who missed the services be sanctioned. Some were suspended for four weeks and those who had missed eight services for the four days got a year,” PUNCH quoted a 400-level student as saying.
Another student who is in 300-level said: “The mood in school is really tense. Though students are not protesting but they are angry because you are preparing for an exam you’re not sure you will sit for, until the paper starts. They stopped me from sitting for a paper last week because I did not go for a service and I don’t know if I will be allowed in today either.”