Part-time students of the Federal University of Abuja, have frowned at the non-release of their results several years after they have written their final examinations.
One of the affected students who does want his name on print, said that he finished in 2015 and is yet to find his results, let alone graduation to further his academic pursuit.
He said I have written my final year examinations 2 years ago but today I cannot tell anybody that I am a graduate, because there is just nothing to show for it, not even our results at least to confirm that we have completed the process.
Another student also affected by the non-release of results, said I was admitted in 2010/2011 academic session to study a five year course, and I graduated in October 2016, but I have not seen my results yet. It was a long and slow journey which consumed a lot of time and money.
When we went to make inquiry from the school and there is no tangible reason for the delay and I wonder why the school would intentionally frustrate their students, I can assure you that about 20, 000 students from different years from 2013 till date are affected by this same condition.
Part-time students are made to take an oath not to be part of any students’ unionism or engaged in any form of protest against the school, as doing so would attract serious punishment. So we are afraid to speak even after graduation.
The student portal which is the official means of conveying information to the students has been left cold with no information since we graduated in October.
Some of our colleagues have been sent out of their homes for defrauding their parents and benefactors, that they did not go to school and collected so much money for that purpose. Some have contemplated suicide in frustration. Government should come to our aid.
When we contacted the Public Relations Officer of the University, Waziri Garba, he said he does not have details but directed us to the Director, Distance Learning.