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For riotous conduct:10 FBC students expelled

By Ibrahim Tarawallie

A total of ten (10) students, who were involved in a riotous conduct at Fourah Bay College on September 23 and 24 this year have been expelled by the University of Sierra Leone.

A press release from USL stated that one hundred and eighty-three (183) students were fined, while another student was also rusticated as a result of the riotous conduct on campus. The students have a right to appeal against the decision to the University Court.

It could be recalled that on the said dates, some students at FBC unlawfully disrupted the second semester examination process after they were asked out of the examination hall for failing to meet their financial obligations. They pelted stones at invigilators and injured colleague students, as well as vandalizing college property.

The release from the University of Sierra Leone noted that the College Disciplinary Committee investigated the matter in accordance with the University Act of 2005 and other related rules and regulations of the University of Sierra Leone.

“From the findings, three categories of students were identified: (A) bearing maximum responsibility for the incident; (B) bearing significant responsibility for the incident and (C) in contempt of the Disciplinary Committee. After due internal consultations including with our legal retainers, management have decided to uphold the committee’s recommendations,” the release stated.

In an interview with this medium, Director of Media, Alumni and International Relations, USL, Dr. Tonya Musa said: “This disciplinary action will serve as deterrent to other students. The management of the University of Sierra Leone put premium on discipline.”

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