The College authorities of Covenant University, Canaanland, Ota in Ogun state, last Saturday got rid of over 200 pupils for varied offences.
The problem started when the Chancellor of the institution, Bishop David Oyedepo visited the University chapel unannounced and noticed that some students were loitering around the church, some chatting as well as others were playing while the Vice Chancellor was giving a speech in the school’s church.
Our source verified that the incredibly meticulous chancellor was really angry to the perspective of the students as well as immediately contacted the Dean of Student Affairs, Mr Bassey, for a short conference outside the church, while some other participants of staff including the VC participated the meeting too.
It was also collected that the pupils recognizing the injunctions that could befall them began encountering the chapel, clambering for available seats while some boys who did not have ties on where seen looking for ways to get some, even a team of boys numbering up to five presumably took a lady’s headscarf as well as ripped it to shreds using the parts to create makeshift ties in an effort not to get into problem.
It was reported that shortly after the brief meeting, the institution’s Education Secretary, Mrs Aize Obayan addressed the student, but noticed that as she was speaking, the students were murmuring.
Our source said the Chancellor then walked up to the podium and politely took the microphone from Mrs Obayan and said ”if i hear the voice of any student, the curse of the Lord shall fall upon that one” and immediately, the chapel went dead silent.
Our source further confirmed that following this unruly behavior of the students, the Chancellor spoke on the topic Discipline and his vision for the university that night and immediately he finished, the VC asked all students present to wait behind because a search was going to be carried out in all the halls in order to fish out students who did not attend the service.
He revealed that twenty-five final year students were caught, undisclosed number of lower level students while two others were caught smoking marijuana.
He confirmed to us that over 200 were expelled last Saturday.
The Bishop David Oyedepo privately owned university is known for its strict rules and discipline such as not allowing the students to use mobile phones within the school’s premises, while it is mandatory for students to always bring their bible to the general morning assembly and other rules too numerous to mention in this report.