Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State has released some acceptance requirements for both fresh and returning students which include non using of smartphones on the school campus.
This new rule has caused uproar especially on social media, with some taking digs at it and some expressing their shock.
On ABUAD’s website, the university listed smartphones students as a prohibited item.
”the University would allow students to use telephone but limited to non-smartphones. Any TELEPHONE aside the University’s specification, inclusive of TABLETS or IPADS shall be CONFISCATED and the Student shall be SANCTIONED,” it read on the site.
This isn’t the first time ABUAD has been under criticism over its rule on the use of mobile phones.
The school released on its website May 31, 2011 that camera phones were prohibited for fresh students in its hall of residence for its 2012/2013 academic session. Only Nokia 5030 was to be allowed.
The site said: ”Camera phones e.g black berry, iphone, e.t.c. The only acceptable Mobile phone is Nokia 5030 torchlight phone on which the name of the owner must be inscribed,” it read on the site.
Okegbemi Olusoji Festus is an Editor/Creative writer at campustori.com, A digital media Executive and a known Social Media Enthusiast.