The management of the Abia State University Uturu, ABSU, has banned students from driving private cars on campus.
The announcement of the ban was contained in a press statement issued Tuesday by the Registrar, Dr. Acho Elendu.
The university vowed to punish students who flout the directive
The development it was gathered is part of the management efforts to avoid an ostentatious show of affluence or flagrance display of ill-gotten wealth by students who indulge in internet fraud otherwise known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’
The statement reads; Management of Abia State University, Uturu has banned the use of personal vehicles by students and flagrant display of wealth on campus,”
“henceforth, only staff and accredited visitors would be allowed to drive their vehicles into the campus”
”Any student who violates this directive, which is in the interest of the University community, shall face severe disciplinary action”
ABSU under its current Management has been undergoing many transformations geared at rebranding the institution.
Tertiary institutions like Auchi Polytechnic in Edo state, Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) in Ondo state, and the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) in Ekiti state have announced similar proscriptions in the past one year.
The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede in Imo recently banned students from driving private cars on campus.
In a circular dated January 29, the polytechnic described the use of cars by students on campus as a “flagrant display of wealth.”