Monday, 21 June 2021

Arthur Jarvis University breaks silence over assaulted 100 level student

…it's an attempt to tarnish our good reputation

After what seems to be like forever, the management of Arthur Jarvis University have finally opened up on the allegations leveled against the institution by one Dr. Mrs. Lilian Ekanem, mother of one of the students of the school that the institution has been breeding students to become terrorists, cultists and lawless individuals.

In a press briefing at the Ernest Etim-Bassey Press Centre on Tuesday in
calabar, the Chancellor of the University, Sir Arthur Jarvis Archibong described Mrs Ekanem's publication as attempt to destroy the integrity of the the first private University in the state.

Archibong said :"This press Conference is intended to correct any erroneous impression impression ,get the members of the public properly informed as well as set the records straight on these developments .

"Since it's inception, the University has built a reputation as an educational institution with zero tolerance for any form of misconduct exhibited by students .

"Upon Inquiries ,it was gathered that Mfon was alleged to have stolen notebooks and other items belonging to some of the girls who allegedly assaulted her resulting in an alleged assault.

"All the students involved voluntarily made statements explaining their role in the incident to the security department of the University. Whilst the University was still considering the best way to resolve this issues several publications were made at the instance of the students mother .

"Several disparaging and libelous information were published against the University inferring that AJU is a terrorist academic institution breeding terrorist and gangsters within it's premises.

Javis added that the woman is bent on going ahead with campaign of calumny against the institution, she went to the social media and placed different disparaging statement against the institution, with her second daughter, a 300-level student of Law Faculty. Stressing that despite invitations for a meeting with school management for the purpose of having her daughter examined by a team of independent medical experts from the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Calabar UCTH, even when the letter was signed and received by Mrs. Ekanem's husband, nobody showed up.

Reacting to the issue, Dr. Mrs. Ekanem, in a telephone conversation with CompassNG, stated that she was heading to the court, to seek redress and ensure that she gets justice.

She said, "No man born of a woman can stop justice from prevailing. Its too late. My daughter was battered and nothing was done to handle the man."