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Covenant University Reportedly Suspends More than 200 Students for not Attending Easter Camp Meeting

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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.”

23 Comments

  1. Kosi

    April 27, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Wow. Just wow

  2. Oma

    April 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    While this is just ridiculous, there’s something I believe. Many know this school, along with some others have weird rules. So if knowing this, you get in there by choice, just follow their rulles. Even if it seems ridiculous, just try and manage until you leave. If you know it’s not possible, better not to go there at all

    • Agege Bread

      April 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      This is exactly my thought,

      When you are in Rome behave like a Roman, you can’t be forming rebellious,

    • Nito

      April 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      Well you are right about knowing the rules and sticking with it but when the rules changes rapidly and students can’t keep up, then there is a problem with the school and not the students. The rules are ridiculous and should be checked by the regulatory body. Check and balance.

    • Emmanuel

      April 29, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      They knoq what they signed up for

    • Oma

      April 27, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Who is this with my name?

    • LemmeRant

      April 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      One question: Whose choice was it?

      Most times its the parents choice, the the guys there had their way they won’t be in the school so its not always a matter of “they chose the school” cause a lot of times they didn’t

  3. concerned9a

    April 27, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    It’s a Xtian Uni…duh!!
    Our Catholic schools were even more strict..hence the high standards and reputation

    • Chartreuse

      April 28, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Catholic Universities are this strict?

  4. Nwaubani Promise Chima

    April 27, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I know these students are preparing for their exams and hence they need adequate time to revise, they could have suspended those who didn’t attend any of the services. I remember how my parents wanted to force me to attend CU and Madonna University, i refused to go for the entrance exam because I knew I was going to get suspended for one thing or the other. Once you have a child that tends to be expressive in terms of behavior or doesn’t like to be controlled, don’t send them to private unis’

    • Ping!

      April 28, 2017 at 3:34 am

      Why do ibo people like to speak English with “hence”??

  5. Anonymous

    April 27, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Intriguing

  6. Wale

    April 27, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Cu

  7. LemmeRant

    April 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    One question: Whose choice was it?

    Most times its the parents choice, the the guys there had their way they won’t be in the school so its not always a matter of “they chose the school” cause a lot of times they didn’t

  8. Bola

    April 28, 2017 at 3:53 am

    You know its quite annoying because i am a student in covenant university, i have a paper this morning and i might not write it not because i did not attend this programmebut because there was an error in recording attendance. We are meant to be a spiritual institution yet when the hospital in school accidentally kills someone ordue to the carelessness of our caterers we fall sick, nobody takes responsibilty. In order for you to be “safe” in this school with its new rules everyday you either know those in power, bribe your way through or even sleep with someone depending on what you have to offer.everyday a student talks about attempting sucide like its a joke or drugs look more appealing to some. The covenant university that we once were proud of is no longer there rather what exist is a battlefield of power with students as their pawns and our Dean student Affairs as the game master dictating the new game rules everyday and purging out students who dare to stand up against unfair treatment. A bag of purewater becomes 150 overnight nobody can oppose it , you are unfairly judged or due to an eror on their part in attendance recording you enter trouble and noone is ready to listen. The bible says that God has not given us a spirit of fear but of sound mind and understanding, yet each day we live in fear not knowing what the new rule would be or who it would affect. I might be a student of this school but i would never advise any one to come to Covenant University.

    • "Changing Moniker"

      April 28, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Bola, please don’t commit suicide.
      See this one through, very soon you’ll graduate and you can wash your hands off them.

      CM. one of the alumni

    • Julius

      April 28, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      You are not a student of CU

    • Emmanuel

      April 29, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      You’re a Joke!

  9. ...

    April 28, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    this is very true. I also am a CU Student. It is said that this school is meant to be a spiritual environment. too much talk about spirituality being top of our core values. But really, that its not even the case. 95 percent of the people that go for chapel service only go just to be captured for attendance. Even if you are captured, you might still get a default. I remember during February, i already had Chapel default for the 26th of March. How is that even possible?? no one is really going for any sense of spiritual fulfillment. after peoples ID cards are swiped, all they think about is how to leave . From the beginning of service to the end, all anyone ever does is sleep. The only way one can survive in CU is if you have enough money to bribe MSS people.
    Life here is truly hard. Honestly, im tired. but what can i do? i was one of those who had no choice but was forced to come to this school. My parents dont even know whats up. they think its all Holy Holy Holy

  10. nne

    April 28, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Kai…its like all the elders in naija ganged up and decided that all they will do day in and day out is break the spirits of their youth. Those at Covenant and other universities with stupid rules, just push through. Get the diploma and dont look back.

  11. Harris A

    April 30, 2017 at 5:46 am

    For your information I have a sister there right now,and she has never complained about all these.The only thing I’ve heard from her is that there are bad student who can go to any length to bend the rules,by sneaking or commit immorality. I’ve had relations that graduated from there all they say about the school is good.If you read through what this guys are saying,u don’t need to be told that they need to be in public school, where u camp girls as ‘School wife’or never go to church or mosque.Be serious or Checkout!

    • Praise

      April 30, 2017 at 11:08 am

      What you said is written off ignorance, what is the use complaining to you when nothing will stiil be done. I am one of the victims. I attended all chapel services and still had defaults. 18 defaults and I got suspended after being on this issues for months before the decree. Students that miss about two youth alive show miss about one exams, does that sound reasonable? If you miss 7, you miss 6 exams. Then 8 is one year suspension. Think about the 500 level students who are suppose to graduate by next month. Please check your facts before commenting.

    • Giggles

      May 7, 2017 at 8:59 am

      So u have a sister​ am a student there now u graduated years before and u think u still know the school don’t be stupid ask ur sister again what the school is now and stop talking like a fool

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