A student of Taraba State University has been expelled by the institution for consistently criticizing the state governor, Darius Ishaku (PDP) , on Facebook
The 100 level student identified as Joseph Israel,who was admitted to study Chemistry but later switched to Laboratory Science in the state-owned university, had his admission withdrawn on the excuse of not signing a matriculation oath form.
In a letter dated September 20, 2019, signed by the Deputy Register Academic, Yakubu Fwa, addressed to Mr Israel accused the student of failure to attend students’ matriculation ceremony and refusal to fill the matriculation form.
The letter partly read “Further take notice that the withdrawal of the said admission is hinged on your inability to complete the registration processes of Taraba State University, Jalingo, as approved by the relevant university regulation and which makes you a ghost student”.
In another twist, a local activist, Jen Jibrin allege that, the reason given by the institution was a smokescreen to ‘deal’ with the student who is a well-known online critic of the governor.
A run through Mr Israel’s Facebook page shows his strident criticism of Mr Ishaku’s leadership.
On April 26, the student posted: “FACR: If Gov Darius sells seven cars in his convoy alone, he will solve the problems of Taraba State University”.