Following the killing of two students of the Lagos State University, LASU, by suspected cultists, no fewer than 34 students of the institution have missed the first semester examinations which began on Monday as they are currently cooling their heels in detention.
Their inability to sit for the examinations means they will carry over the courses while some of them might spend an extra year as some of the courses are pre-requisites.
It would be recalled on March 5, 2013 over 70 students were arrested in connection with the killings of two students of the school, upcoming hip hop artiste, Damilola Olaniyan aka Damino Damoche and Kabiru Atoyebi.
Following a screening of the suspects at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, the number was reduced as about 36 students were released.
The Students Union Government of the institution while advising students to shun cultism, had also appealed to the school authorities to ensure the suspected students were allowed to write their examinations even as their investigation and interrogation continued.
The SUG’s Public Relations Officer, Adeleke Stephen, said, “This is a clear example of the effect of cultism. I see no reason why students should not face their education. For the good of all, I advise all students on campus to avoid engaging in cultism and all acts that may lead to disorderliness.”