UNICAL suspends students over water ritual


The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, has approved the suspension of four students of the institution identified in a viral video and found culpable of partaking in an unlawful act of water ritual on a fellow female student.

The announcement of the suspension is contained in a release signed on Saturday in Calabar by Gabriel Egbe, Registrar of the institution.

Mr Egbe said that the unlawful act was carried out by the four students during the last matriculation ceremony of the institution on December 2, 2022.

Mr Egbe mentioned the affected students to include Stephen Usen, an Accounting Department year four student, and Aniefiok Idorenyin, a year two student of Computer Science.

Others are Miracle Adeyemi, a year two student of Political Science, and Blessing Queen, a year four student of Genetics and Biotech.

“Management deliberated extensively on the report of the committee on Gender-Based Violence and the strength of its findings and has accordingly directed the affected students to proceed on suspension with effect from the 2020/2021 academic session.

“Deans, Heads of Departments and other relevant officers of the university have been tasked with the duty of full compliance with the given directive,” Mr Egbe said.