The careless method of record keeping in some universities can be very appalling. This at the end of the day tails back at the “unfortunate” students who may have one issue or the other with their missing documents.
This was the case of a UNIBEN student who has been denied graduation for three good years because his West African Senior Secondary School certificate was not in its records.
The lectures who are to look into this issue declined and instead gives various excuses claiming they are too busy to address the matter. However the school management had shown interest in the case but reports there is no result yet.
They are total of five students from the school denied graduation. as the lectures where rather too busy to attend to their fills According to them.
Temidayo Awoyemi, from the chemistry department of the school , was said to have submitted his certificate during the 2012-2013 but till 2016, his results are still pending.
The process of clearing him involves the approval of his course adviser, Wayne Omagamre, faculty checker, Professor Anthony Imiavan; the Head of Department, Professor James Okuo; and Dean, Professor Sunday Omosigho.according to the student,
Temidayo, he said each time he approached the school, he would be told the officials in charge were too busy to attend to his case. He said:
“Even after the course adviser claimed that he had done his own aspects of the work, the faculty checker, Prof. Imiavan, especially, has refused to check my results for years now for whatever reasons I don’t know.”
“From my understanding, the department has no problem with my result. I don’t have any criminal record. But I don’t know why the officials have refused to process my result.” he explained. Also speaking on the issue
Michael Osasuyi who is the spokesperson of UNIBEN said the case was unusual and had received the attention of the vice chancellor.
He said :
“The various authorities that are concerned with this matter are now working on it. Once the vice chancellor gets a report on it, you will be able to get a feedback.”