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DELSU graduate threatens to sue university

By Mitchelle Uzorka, 12:30pm

A graduate of the Delta State University, Abraka, Mr Thaddeus Ifeanyi, has dragged the institution before the National Human Rights Commission over the low grade awarded to him at the completion of his academic programme.

In a letter addressed to the Coordinator, National Human Rights Commission, Asaba, Delta State, the ex-student alleged error in the computing of his results.

Ifeanyi, a 31-year-old graduate of Sociology with matriculation number FSS/10/11/183959 told newsmen on Monday that the varsity robbed him of his marks.

He said, “I graduated in the 2013/2014 academic session. The university claimed that I graduated with less than 3.0 CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average), which is Second Class Lower, but I strongly believe that I graduated with Second Class Upper.

“My grouse with the university is that I strongly believe that there was an error in the computation of my CGPA. I am not convinced that the result they gave me is correct; but all my efforts to get it corrected have proved abortive.

I have followed and observed due process enough; I am filing a suit in court against the university. I want to seek judiciary intervention. The petition to the human rights commission will not be the last. After this, if I do not get justice, I will drag them to court.

“I have told a team of lawyers to prepare the suit against the university. I am waiting for human rights commission to conclude its intervention.

Meanwhile the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Andy Egwunyenga, had told our correspondent that he was not aware of the matter.

He said, “An issue of a student’s results is an internal matter of the university; it is not a public matter. I have not received any petition. When I do, I will forward it to the senate of the institution.”

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