A private university in Nigeria has made a law banning its students from using smartphones within the school compound.
In a new development, students of one of the most prestigious private Nigerian universities, Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), have been asked by the authorities to stop the use of smartphones and other smart gadgets like tablets.
The rule which affects both the old and new students of the school, was not welcomed with open arms by the students and social media users, who have not held back in letting their opinions known.
Here’s what the school authority said in a released statement to that effect:
“Mobile Phone ; The University would allow students to use telephone but limited to non-smartphones. Any TELEPHONE aside the University’s specification, inclusive of TABLETS or IPADS shall be CONFISCATED and the Student shall be SANCTIONED.”
People have since taken to social media to complain. See some of their reactions below:
What do you think?
No more IG for ABUAD students from September ending.. So please, post all your photos and videos before you resume ??????#abuad
— TONY Natson (@that_natson) August 29, 2016
Fastest growing university in Africa
But we need phones to speed the growth to compete with Harvard
— Boluwaji (@oladujabolu) August 29, 2016
Daddy Afe have mercy on us! We won’t riot again, just bring back our phones #abuad
— Optimist (@Miss_ogey) August 29, 2016