UNIBEN student denied graduation because lecturers are ‘busy’

– A student at UNIBEN has been denied graduation for
three years
– The lecturers and official in charge of his case claim
they are too busy to attend to it
– The university management has promised to look into
it bu no result has come out yet
Temidayo Awoyemi, a student at the University of Benin
(UNIBEN) has been denied graduation for three years
because the lecturers claim they were too busy to process
his file.
According to Premium Times, Temidayo who is a student at
the department of chemistry was told in his final year that
his West African Senior Secondary School Certificate was
not in its records This was not a problem peculiar to him
alone as five other students were also told the same.
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He reportedly submitted the certificate during the
2012/2013 session but till 2016, the chemistry department
has still not cleared his result for graduation.
The process of clearing him requires the approval of his
course adviser, Wayne Omagamre, faculty checker,
Professor Anthony Imiavan; the Head of Department,
Professor James Okuo; and Dean, Professor Sunday
Temidayo said each time he approached the school, he was
told the officials in charge were too busy to attend to his
“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.”
Michael Osasuyi who is the spokesperson of UNIBEN said
the case was unusual and had received the attention of the
vice chancellor.
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“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.”
Mr. Okuo who is the HOD was reportedly angry when
contacted about the case while the faculty checker, Prof
Imiavan admitted the student had no case, but that “an
individual does not approve a result alone”.