Remember we broke the news about NOVENA University On Rampage As 300 Level Student Died Due To Lack Of Bank Facility. This rampage led to destruction of the bank official car and some of the bank facilities Like ATMs and window slides alongside other minor properties of the school. However reports reaching us is that the school authorities has sent all students home till further notice.
Rumors spills that protest that led to the rampage in the school was head by the Amnesty students who are alleged to be expelled. Counter to this report the Presidential Amnesty Students(PAP) Novena Chapter has released a Press Note to the General Public. Read Below;
“We the Presidential Amnesty Students Novena University (PAP students) sincerely regret the death of our student,Miss Kelechi,who died on a ghastly motor accident on Tuesday 01/05/2018. We condole with her family, relatives and friends.
It is so painful and heart breaking that she had to depart from us (novena students) and never to return. Late Kelechi,a 300 level student of PCH department left us on the basis of making a bank transaction at Abraka,because of the long existing poor banking system in Skye bank in the school premises. The unfortunate incident that occurred, triggered a massive protest in the school on Wednesday (02/05/2018) causing novena students to declare yesterday a black Wednesday. Students that massively came out for the protest cuts across,self sponsored students and amnesty students in the school. It is unfortunate and regrettable that the protest degenerated into a violent one,leading to distruction of school properties, ATM machines, and other valuables in the bank.
We regret the actions taken by the entire students of novena university and call on the managements of the school to look into the issues that led to these unfortunate incident and actions taken by students.
It is also in our (PAP students) notice that the protest has been narrowed to the amnesty students only,and that some staffs of the school management are currently compiling names of amnesty students for expulsion. We ( PAP students) will sincerely use this medium to let the school management know that first, the protest that occurred was not masterminded by amnesty students only. Secondly, the protest was carried out and supported by over 90%’s of students present in the university. Thirdly, we will not accept the alleged conspiracy by some staffs of the school managements to expel our students for a protest that was carried out by the entire students.
The school authorities should know that for we (amnesty students),an injury to one is an injury to all. We will stand to protect ourselves on just issues, and cannot be intimidated or used as a scapegoat. If the school authorities truly want to expel students on a just ground, they should expel all students seen matching together on blacks and singing solidarity songs together in unity.
We call on the school managements to look into these issues properly in order to avoid misunderstanding withing us.
As much as we sincerely condemn the actions of the entire novena students, we also appeal and advice the school management to call for the leadership of the PAP,and stakeholders of the student representatives before taking actions that may work out negatively on us all.
Comrade Igbiriki Julius Timi
Presidential Amnesty Students.
Novena university Ogume.