Covenant University is located in Ota, Ogun State in Nigeria. It is a Private Christian University and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities;.
Recently 200 students have been expelled from school because they refused to attend church service.
Frustrated and angered by the development, some of the affected students who gave account of what happened battled emotions while narrating their situations and how it affected them. They however pleaded with the school authorities to tamper justice with mercy in order to save their future. But it seems the school is refusing to give listening ears.
Investigation revealed that out of the figure, about 1296 were expelled for not attending the ‘departure service’, meant to sign off from the school after the end of the Semester and Matriculation of students on November 30. Five other students were thrown out for smoking while unconfirmed source said additional 60 got the same fate for violating other rules bordering on the University’s core values. A few others were given four weeks suspension for failure to sign the head count that was conducted a couple of weeks earlier.
Bishop David Oyedepo who was said to have been infuriated after seeing students loitering around when they were supposed to be at the Chapel for the Departure Service.
He was said to have personally chased students to the Chapel and ordered for a search into all the halls and colleges to fish out those who did not attend the service.