UNICAL Suspends 4 Students Over ‘Water Ritual’

The University of Calabar has suspended four of its students identified in a viral video and found guilty of partaking in an unlawful act of water ritual on a fellow female student.

The suspension was approved by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Florence Obi and announced in a press release issued by Mr Gabriel Egbe, Registrar of the institution on Saturday, January 7.

The culprits have been identified as Stephen Usen, a student in the Accounting Department, year 4, and Aniefiok Idorenyin, a student of Computer Science, year 2.

Others are Miracle Adeyemi, a student of Political Science, year 2 and Blessing Queen, a student of Genetics and Biotech, year 4.

Egbe said that the unlawful act was carried out by the four students during the last matriculation ceremony of the institution on Dec. 2, 2022.

The statement read;

“Management deliberated extensively on the report of the committee on Gender-Based Violence and the strength of its findings and has accordingly directed the affected students to proceed on suspension with effect from the 2020/2021 academic session.”

“Deans, Heads of Departments and other relevant officers of the university have been tasked with the duty of full compliance with the given directive.”

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