- 1 Covenant University: 5 times institution has trended on Twitter for controversial reasons
- 2 Covenant University is arguably the most popular Nigerian University on social media. No tertiary institution beats this faith-based university when it comes to social media trends.
Covenant University: 5 times institution has trended on Twitter for controversial reasons
Each time Covenant University trends on Twitter, it is always about the university's rules and regulations.
Apart from being a faith-based school, Covenant University is popular for keeping its students in line with the university's Christian mission.
Interestingly, the university's effort to make its students conform with the rules and regulations is the major reasons why the institution is always a subject of controversial topics on Twitter.
Here are five times Covenant University has trended on the social media platform.
1. Wrongful Expulsion and sex allegation
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Twitter was flooded with tweets about the wrongful expulsion of one Emmanuel Adooh by the university authorities.
After dragging the school to court and winning the case, Emmanuel took to his Instagram page to explain how he was framed up for expulsion by school authorities and also exposed the alleged sex scandal involving one of the school staff members and female students. See Emmanuel's Instagram post below.
In April 2018, Twitter reacted to the viral video of Covenant University's male students, whose hair were shaved as a form of punishment.
Most of the reactions on Twitter questioned why the school authorities shaved student's hair because they disobeyed the school rules.
3. Prof Louis alleged sexual scandal
In January 2018, a graduate of the University of Lagos, Aigbeme Okonkwo narrated her experience with a former lecturer of the university, Professor Loius Egwari on Facebook.
She explained how the lecturer touched her thigh saying "I didn’t know you were so beautiful''. Prof Louis who is now a lecturer at CU did not react to the allegations neither did the University. Hence, Twitter called out the management of the institution for expelling students for slight errors and covers the lecturer's sexual scandal.
4. Celebration of Instagram Comedians
Due to the rules governing the use of phones and social media among student at the university, Twitter does not except the institution to be happy about its alumni who rise to fame through social media.
On Friday, July 13, the institution celebrated one of its alumni, Gloria Oloruntobi aka Maraji for her talent, but Twitter accused with tweets questioning why Covenant University is celebrating Maraji as its social media favourite when she was not allowed to use a mobile phone as an undergraduate in the school.
5. Number of first class graduates it produces
Covenant University has also come under fire for producing too many first class graduates. Nigerian Public Universities are not known for producing too many distinction students, and we seem to have accepted that as a norm.
In July 2018, the faith-based institution produced 238 first class graduates and Twitter descended on the school.