The management of Bingham University in Nasarawa State has banned students from using their smartphones on the school premises.
This latest development had been disclosed in an Internal Memorandum released by the Registrar of the school, Dr. Esther Dyaji.
The memorandum had read: “Following continuous abuse in the use of smartphones in contravention of section 5.14 subsection I, ii and iii of the student’s handbook, the use of smartphone is hereby prohibited with immediate effect. Violators of this rule would have their phones confiscated and face appropriate sanction.”
This new order might be coming after a viral video capturing a student of the school assaulting a fellow student had made news on various social media platforms.
In the video, the victim said to be a fresh student was continuously flogged with a whip by an older student.
The victim’s cousin, who was also a fresh student in the school had posted the video, reporting that such inhuman treatment was being meted out to fresh students like them in the university while calling on the right authorities to provide justice to bullied younger students.
Meanwhile, in reaction to the development via the micro-blogging platform Twitter, the management of the university disclosed that it has since expelled the student caught bullying the fresher.