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Nigerian undergraduates under the aegis of Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo- liberal Attacks have urged the management of the Federal University of Technology , Owerri,
Imo State, to rescind its decision on the expulsion of six final -year students of the university who demonstrated against hike in school fees.

The university, in a statement signed by its Registrar , J . U Nnabuihe , dismissed the students on the grounds of gross misconduct and flouting the regulations of the institution .


The expelled students are Collins Ogbonna ( Fishery and Aquaculture Technology department ) , Elvis Onuoha ( Animal
Science Technology ) , Ebuka Odunze ( Computer Science ) ,Kenneth Megwa , ( Prosthetics and Orthotics department ) and
Nnamdi Madu and Collins Ugwu ( Optometry ) .

Addressing journalists in Owerri, the Imo State capital , the National Public Relations Officer of ANSA , Majekodunmi Patrick , said the group would mobilise all Nigerian students across the country to shutdown FUTO on May 8 , 2017, if the management failed to restore the studentship of the expelled undergraduates.

Patrick said the expulsion of the students was intended to divert attention from the real cause of the demonstrations .

He said, “ We have met with the organised labour in Imo State and with the Academic Staff Union of Universities . We have told them that we do not accept the unjust expulsion of
the six students . We demand that they are restated and the grievances that led to the protest addressed . ”

-- PUNCH
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