Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Rising Concerns as Two Higher Institutions in the South East Forbids Students From Driving Cars on Campus


According to a circular pasted on the notice board of the school, Management of Abia State University, Uturu has banned students of the institution from driving their personal cars and flagrant display of wealth on campus.

This is coming days after management of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State, took the same decision.
The notice which was issued on February 1st 2022 and signed by the University registrar, Acho Elendu, Ph.D,
reads in part: 

 "Henceforth, only staff and accredited visitors would be allowed to drive their vehicles into the campus.

In another memo signed by B. O Dara,  Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, the institution's management had also banned students from driving personal vehicles within the school environment. 

The circular also reads in parts: " management has banned use of vehicles by the students and their flamboyant display of wealth on campus."

The school said it will only allow staff who can identify themselves to drive into the school premises, while students using cars most stop at the gate.

In both circulars what is more interesting is the both school's frowning at the display of wealth by students, while Abia state University calls it flagrant display of wealth on campus, Federal Polytechnic Nekede calls it Flamboyant display of wealth on campus."

Whats more disturbing is that in both institutions, is that none gave an explanation to its decision thus leaving the public with several assumptions. 

One may begin to wonder if this new laws in institutions of higher learning in the south East is unconnected to the unrest as orchestrated by IPOB and no one knows how many other universities will key in into this new law.