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Adeleke University Suspends Muslim Student For Not Attending School Chapel

The management of Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria, has suspended a part three Law student, Lawal Toheeb, for failure to attend the university’s chapel activities which takes place 8.45am to 9.15am on Saturdays and in the evenings of Wednesdays and Saturdays, as contained in page 49 of the student’s handbook. Lawal Toheeb was invited to face the disciplinary committee on 3rd Decemeber, 2019, at the Senate Building of the school chaired by the school registrar, Mr. Oyerinde Caleb Oyejola.

Lawal was found guilty of gross disrespect to Constituted Authority by the school disciplinary committee. The Vice-Chancellor subsequently approved his suspension from all academic activities in the University for One Semester to commence second semester of 2019/2020 academic session in line with the sanction in the Students’ Handbook

Adeleke University Suspends Muslim Student For Not Attending School Chapel

According to Lawal Toheeb, all his pleas to the panel that he is a Muslim fell on their deaf ears. He said they all alluded to the fact it was a mandatory rule of the school that all students must attend the chapel services.

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Comments (2)

Dr. Aliyu
2 days ago
This is a great violation of human right.how can they force him to attend the chapel services after which they know that he is a muslim?Does it means that the institution is only opened for a particular religion and not for all the people?If that is the case,they would have prevented him from entering the school from the first place since he is a muslim.the constitution of the federal republic of nigeria has granted every citizen a right to worship and practice any religion of his/her choice as well as right to education.so,why should the management of the school enacted such a law that "every student must attend the chapel service"which is a clear form of human right violation as it does not coincided with the provision of the law.
Therefore,the management of the institution should demonstrate justice by considering the right of the student and give him a fair-hearing.
  • Favour Ifechukwu: it is a religious school. He shouldn't have entered the school. He should either leave the school or abide by her rules and regulations. simple.....
    Like 1    Dislike 1   1 day ago

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