As part of the efforts to reduce corruption in our country and specially to eradicate what is known as cultism in the Country’s Universities, the Cross River State University of Technology, CRUTECH, has placed a ban on the use of school bags, caps/hats and berets.
The management of the institution made the declaration following a rise in the activities of gangsters and cultists.
Among the aforementioned items, the varsity also banned rug sacks, branded shirts, boots – items it tagged as those “appearing to be gangster-related”.
The CRUTECH ordered that students not staying on campus must vacate the school premises immediately after the last examination of the day, placing also a ban on night classes as light will not supplied to classes and workshops; restricting their use to day time only and before 5pm.
The school also suspended indefinitely two students for cult-related activities.
The students, Arikpo Arikpo Ofem with registration number 14/EGC/078 (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and Felix Udeme Umoren with registration number 14/CSC/056 (Computer Science) both in level 200 were suspended.
This development is coming after the institution was hit with a wave of gangster-related activities.
At the weekend, no fewer than five students were killed following a cult clash at Palm Street and Edem Edem Street around the school premises.
According to CrossRiverWatch, the clash was between the Klans confraternity and the Black Axe.
About six security vans were mobilized to the school, patrolling the premises to prevent further damage.
Okegbemi Olusoji Festus is an Editor/Creative writer at campustori.com, A digital media Executive and a known Social Media Enthusiast.