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Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by HigherEd: 6:44am On Mar 31, 2019
Dear Parents,

Greetings. It is not likely that I will post any mesg on your platform after this.
I must express my shock at the behavior of some parents and their messages against the VC and the University in recent times.

It is not common for VCs to exchange words with parents or students over matters of University rules, discipline and morals. I’m not sure you individual parents interacted with your VCs where you studied. My simplicity and availability has been abused and that has to be withdrawn forthwith.

You sent your children to Ajayi Crowther University believing that they will get good education and sound morals. The discipline here is no where near that of some sister Christian Universities which are over subscribed. The developments going on here academically, spiritually and infrastructure-wise has been much improved and works are ongoing to make things better. Students ought to have some endurance and not be spoilt with claims and rights that shouldn’t be fought over.

*What happened recently?*

1. ACU would have resumed for second semester on 25th Feb. Due to the shift in date of elections, we changed resumption to 16th March (more than two weeks) yet many students resumed many days after the deadline! And you want us to tolerate that? Parents who habour students when they ought to be in school are themselves not disciplined. You can’t raise next generation with the same corrupt and indisciplined ethos that has ruined Nigeria. We eventually allowed all late comers in after keeping them waiting outside gate for few hours as punishment for them to learn how to obey rules of punctuality. Parents who disobey rules and set bad examples do not expect red carpet treatment just because they paid fees for their children’s education.

2. A student committed sexual immorality and confessed in writing to have had sex with two female students in classroom and was placed on suspension pending trial yet the Parents proceeded to sue the University and post insults against the University, forgetting that we have rules and that the two girls also have parents who have been hurt, and innocent students who might be badly influenced.

3. You complain about light, water, etc. We put on generator for students between 6-8am, 10-1pm and 6-10pm daily in addition to when PHCN gives power supply. We spend N3.7m monthly on PHCN bill and buy 20,000 liters of diesel monthly to run ten generators, totaling about 8million Naira per month yet the University does not receive one kobo in subventions from the proprietor, Anglican Church. We forget that even in our homes do we always have light?


4. Do you know that the hostels, except one, do not belong to the University and that we remit the rent to the owners who do not maintain the facilities? We spend our own money to carry out repairs in hostels that do not belong to us. In this last semester we have spent about 5 million Naira to repair facilities including providing alternative water system, purchase 185 fans, sockets, toilets, nets, etc.

5. You parents decided that we should compel your children to observe daily library hours, which is one reason students are complaining. Be it known that in a three floor library in which we have invested over 30 Million Naira in recent accreditation exercise, you will hardly find five students reading there. They are all busy with their phones: browsing rubbish. They don’t read except a few serious ones who end up with good grades. Many end up in third class. Some hardly attend classes for up to a week yet they turn up for exams and are disallowed. They think that once they paid fees, they are entitled to be passed.Bad homes produce bad student

6. Recently Deans reported that less than 10 students were found in their respective faculties during a period when more than 1,600 students should be in class. Your children are mostly unserious. They want to play around with opposite sex unchecked, they want to go to town to smoke hemp or prostitute. But we gated them and as a result the University is now well rebranded.

6. We decided to lock hostels during lecture periods in order to force them to go to class or library. But you parents protested asking for "freedom" that will eventually destroy the moral and academic lives of these children. You same parents who have your children elsewhere obey the more stringent rules at Covenant and Babcock Universities, etc and you want Anglican Church’s University to tolerate trash!
Based on your protest we have after one day’s trial, reopened the hostels at all hours and released your children to choose whether to study or sleep in hostel when they should be in classes. They now have freedom to choose whether to fail or pass. We shall henceforth not treat them, in your words, like "Secondary school students". Some of you will bear the consequences of your indiscretion. But we will not allow anyone teach us how to run our system.

7. Parents who find it difficult to abide by our rules and regulations are kindly advised to withdraw their children. We are not desperate to keep any student here. We will sanction hemp and drug users, those who bully others and want to behave like cultists and sexual perverts. Those who can’t train their children well will not be allowed to corrupt other children here


8. May I advise that no parent should call me on phone on any matter concerning students henceforth. The Dean of students will attend to the public on complaints.
I wish you all the best and may you and your children do that which is right in the sight of God and for the future good of the coming generations. Amen.

Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo Asaju,
Vice-Chancellor,
Ajayi Crowther University


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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by HigherEd: 6:58am On Mar 31, 2019
No wonder! I have always wondered why Ajayi Crowther produces the highest number of third class graduates in Nigeria. They produce more third class in that school than most state universities - very strange for a private university!
One year 60%. Of the graduating set was third class I just wanted to cry grin
Things only got better of recent..

Bowen owned by Baptist, Bingham owned by ECWA,
ACU by Anglican are three of the hardest universities to excel academically. I helped remove a family member from Lautech and put him in Bowen. The guy legit went down academically at Bowen.

I love Prof Asaju. No time for rubbish

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by CodeTemplar: 7:05am On Mar 31, 2019
booked.

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by TheGiftedOne(m): 7:34am On Mar 31, 2019
Most private universities are grade buying universities. But it seems this VC wants to make ACU an exception. This is calling a spade what it is.

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by amaniro: 7:38am On Mar 31, 2019
The VC said the blunt truth.

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by amaniro: 7:39am On Mar 31, 2019
TheGiftedOne:
Most private universities are grade buying universities. But it seems this VC wants to make ACU an exception. This is calling a spade what it is.


Why do most Nigerians have problem with Private university? I don't know the kind of mentality some y'all got

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by HigherEd: 9:33am On Mar 31, 2019
TheGiftedOne:
Most private universities are grade buying universities. But it seems this VC wants to make ACU an exception. This is calling a spade what it is.
There is more academic integrity in the average private university than the average state uni.

Now there is more academic integrity in all faith based universities than all federal and state universities in Nigeria. Schools like Bowen, Covenant, Al hikmah, etc

Academic integrity goes in the following ways
1) Never Inflate grades of students
2) Never Deflate grades of students
3) Never receive sex or money for awarding marks

And when you go down to it public schools are the biggest offenders...

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by Nobody: 9:36am On Mar 31, 2019
HigherEd:
No wonder! I have always wondered why Ajayi Crowther produces the highest number of third class graduates in Nigeria. They produce more third class in that school than most state universities - very strange for a private university!
One year 60%. Of the graduating set was third class I just wanted to cry grin
Things only got better of recent..

I love Prof Asaju. No time for rubbish
In essence they are very strict with students i right?

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by Nobody: 9:41am On Mar 31, 2019
amaniro:



Why do most Nigerians have problem with Private university? I don't know the kind of mentality some y'all got
Well the stereotype thinking of many Nigerians had made it so. What do you expect when many Nigerians believe that you must sweat your ass out to get good grades?. That questions must be extremely difficult for students before they pass

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by amaniro: 9:48am On Mar 31, 2019
asuustrike1:

Well the stereotype thinking of many Nigerians had made it so. What do you expect when many Nigerians believe that you must sweat your ass out to get good grades?. That questions must be extremely difficult for students before they pass


This is Nigeria like falz said. If we practise A capitalist system then why are they complaining about Private school? In my opinion private schools are trying. Unlike our fed and state school where lecturers be unnecessarily wicked makes ones life miserable, that's not the idea of hardwork.

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by Nobody: 9:59am On Mar 31, 2019
amaniro:



This is Nigeria like falz said. If we practise A capitalist system then why are they complaining about Private school? In my opinion private schools are trying. Unlike our fed and state school where lecturers be unnecessarily wicked makes ones life miserable, that's not the idea of hardwork.
With time this nonsense from public universities will die. Mind you we are not fully practicing capitalist system as there is still element of socialist system

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by amaniro: 10:12am On Mar 31, 2019
asuustrike1:

With time this nonsense from public universities will die. Mind you we are not fully practicing capitalist system as there is still element of socialist system


I know it's actually a mixed economy. But I purposely said it because with time we will start practising full-time Capitalism.

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by Nobody: 10:15am On Mar 31, 2019
amaniro:



I know it's actually a mixed economy. But I purposely said it because with time we will start practising full-time Capitalism.
Yea I know
Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by HigherEd: 10:19am On Mar 31, 2019
asuustrike1:

In essence they are very strict with students i right?
Yes they are strict but that isn't why they have issues with poor grades. They just have a crop of students that are very rebellious. They once poured garbage on this VC lol.

CU noticed at some point that students above 21 at admission were difficult to curtail so they kind of stopped admitting them. Focusing more on students between the ages of 14 -20 for undergrad. For CU the younger the better!

Unfortunately other church schools apart from CU and BU don't have the luxury to pick and choose students. So they mostly have to settle with whoever applies and that comes with a lot of baggage.

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by Nobody: 10:21am On Mar 31, 2019
HigherEd:

Yes they are strict but that isn't why they have issues with poor grades.
The unseriousness by many students over should be responsible.

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by HigherEd: 12:06pm On Mar 31, 2019
Although the part about closing hostel during class time doesn't make sense to me either. So many students won't have classes at the same time na.

The best you can do is to enforce the 75% attendance required to write exams which to be honest is not necessary either.

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by chloride6: 12:10pm On Mar 31, 2019
Ajayi crowther..

Meet one dude there at NYSC camp , dude was always high as a kite..

The VC should stop wailing please...

They admitted the dregs of the educational system, they should therefore not complain..

Let them raise the cut off for their courses to 250 and see how the serious the next crop of students will be..

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by Amuocha: 12:11pm On Mar 31, 2019
God will surely punish our leaders in high places

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by oboy81: 12:11pm On Mar 31, 2019
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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by oboy81: 12:13pm On Mar 31, 2019
Amuocha:
God will surely punish our leaders in high places
Amen!

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by GoodGodmykeeper(m): 12:15pm On Mar 31, 2019
Kk
Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by Opinedecandid(m): 12:16pm On Mar 31, 2019
He is right.

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by wink2015: 12:18pm On Mar 31, 2019
Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by GBOKASINCHA(m): 12:18pm On Mar 31, 2019
Private school university students are so wayward and stupid....
The way dey abuse drugs is second to none...especially students from bowen.....and igbinedion ...igbinedion their own case is too bad both girls and boys are drug addicts

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by wink2015: 12:21pm On Mar 31, 2019
Operating a private university in Nigeria is not easy.

Too many financial obligations comes out to consumes the profit.

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by happney65: 12:22pm On Mar 31, 2019
Oga VC don vex..most of the teens of nowadays are actually spoilt kids with little or no sense..Nonesense

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by dingbang(m): 12:22pm On Mar 31, 2019
All these private universities sef..
Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by PVision2020(m): 12:22pm On Mar 31, 2019
Nigerians want change but are not ready to change.
We have this foolish entitlement mentality, so because you're paying fees of your wards and children you want to start dictating for the school management abi?
Mr. VC you just do your best and leave the rest.

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Re: Ajayi Crowther University VC Blast Parents And Students In Open Letter by IamaNigerianGuy(m): 12:23pm On Mar 31, 2019
Very low quality of discourse. Certainly this letter is not at the level or standard expected of a Vice Chancellor. It is emotional condescending and abusive. The VC vents his frustrations instead of providing solutions. After all he was appointed to lead the university.
Can you imagine the president of Harvard or Oxford writing this ?

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