Adeleke University Suspends Muslim Student For Not Attending School Chapel
The management of Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria, has suspended a part three Law student, Lawal Toheeb, for failure to attend the university’s chapel activities which takes place 8.45am to 9.15am on Saturdays and in the evenings of Wednesdays and Saturdays, as contained in page 49 of the student’s handbook. Lawal Toheeb was invited to face the disciplinary committee on 3rd Decemeber, 2019, at the Senate Building of the school chaired by the school registrar, Mr. Oyerinde Caleb Oyejola.
Lawal was found guilty of gross disrespect to Constituted Authority by the school disciplinary committee. The Vice-Chancellor subsequently approved his suspension from all academic activities in the University for One Semester to commence second semester of 2019/2020 academic session in line with the sanction in the Students’ Handbook
According to Lawal Toheeb, all his pleas to the panel that he is a Muslim fell on their deaf ears. He said they all alluded to the fact it was a mandatory rule of the school that all students must attend the chapel services