Redeemers University just dealt one of their students, Actor, and entertainer Debo Adedayo aka Mr Macaroni, a heavy blow when they expelled him days before his graduation over a post he made on his Facebook page.
According to the university, Debo’s Facebook post was offensive and
portrayed the university in bad light, an act that constitutes serious
misconduct and punishable by expulsion.
A crushed Debo Adebayo took to his Instagram page to share his pain:
He wrote thus:
The alleged cause of the expulsion
“This is the reason why I have been expelled from Redeemer’s
University after years of passionate service and sacrifice to the
University. I didn’t lead a riot as president of the Students
Association, I didn’t steal, I didn’t fight, I didn’t break any rules
and regulation. I posted this after a meeting with Prof Wande Abimbola.
The school mgt invited me for an ‘interaction’ and right there, I was
told that the school mgt feels that this post is about them. I repeated
times without number that the post is simply an expression on issues of
life and has nothing to do with Redeemer’s University.
wanted me to admit by all means necessary that I was referring to the
mgt of Redeemer’s University which I refused to. I was asked to Go and
weeks later I was denied the joy of attending my own Convocation. Now, I
am greeted with a letter of expulsion for this post that I insist
wasn’t for Redeemer’s University or anyone in it.
Most of you would observe that
I have been silent about Redeemer’s University lately. For those of you
who know about my University life, most of you called me and sent me
series of text messages 2 weeks ago asking why I didn’t go for my
convocation.. this and that… as it was quite clear that I should have
graduated in flying colors.
Well, the management of Redeemer’s
University denied me of my joy that day. I had waited so long for that
day, and while waiting, I served Redeemer’s University with all my life.
First as Social Director in my 300Level and then as President of both
the student association and the graduating class. I ask anyone reading
this to call anyone he or she knows in Redeemer’s University including
the management that dislikes me so much and ask who Debo Adedayo (Mr
Macaroni) is. If they will speak the truth with the fear of God, they
will tell you that I served the University with all my life and heart. I
can’t plunge into the achievements of my administration in Redeemer’s
University because you will get tired.
I used everything that God
blessed me with to promote Redeemer’s University. I left Redeemer’s
University a debtor. All my life savings was used in paying school fees
for other students and making sure students were at least comfortable in
the most possible way. Please just ask around. For me, leadership was
and still is service, selflessness and sacrifice through discipline,
integrity and accountability to those we as leaders claim to be of
service to and by God’s grace in whose name I swear, this was what I
stood for. I wrote my final exams, defended my project and was awaiting
convocation when I was summoned by the management of the University
saying I posted certain things that put the University in bad light.
In all my posts, I never mentioned the name of the University
nor the name of any of her official. Yet on the 12th of this month, I
received a letter of Expulsion for this supposed reason. I have been
patient enough with the management of the University. That I wasn’t
given the joy to graduate on that day I waited patiently for broke my
That I wasn’t given the joy to graduate on
that day I waited patiently for broke my heart. Yet, I was willing to
let that go out of love for my University. Now look what I have been
greeted with. I am trying to understand the reasons behind this action
by the mgt of the University. Could it be because for the first time in
history, my administration refused to give the Vice-Chancellor and
Director of Student affairs awards on our students appreciation day as
we reached the conclusion that they didn’t deserve it? Or could it be
because my administration fought passionately for students rights; food,
water, light scarcity?
Could it be because I stood for the rights of
students when they were falsely accused of defrauding the
University….. the list is endless as I am still trying to help the
University find a reason for her action. I can go on and on, but I would
simply rest my case for now as my parents have decided to take legal
action against the management of the University.
I am bringing this to
your attention because of the concern you have all shown and also so
that everyone I have advertised Redeemer’s University to can see how
exactly I am being paid back for my dedication. You haven’t heard the
last of this. Thank you. P.S: all comments or opinions shared on my page
in no way represent my position about the University or anyone in it.
Please be advised.