A student of the University of Benin » has been
denied graduation for three years despite
meeting all requirements to do so.
26-year-old Temidayo Awoyemi , was reportedly
told that the school officials have been too busy
to compile his records, leaving him stranded for
three years after completing his studies.
According to PremiumTimes, the graduate of the
varsity’s department of Chemistry was told by
the department and faculty that they have had
no time to process his records for the last two
It was confirmed by the faculty checker,
Professor Anthony Imiavan, in charge of
scrutinizing students’ records, confirmed to
PREMIUM TIMES that the student had no case to
keep him from graduating.
A spokesperson for the school admitted to
PremiumTimes that the situation was ‘strange,’
while assuring that the issue will be resolved
quickly. However, a month after his promise was
made, Awoyemi is still yet to graduate.
Awoyemi explained that this struggle began in
his final year. He was told that his West African
Senior Secondary School Certificate.
He was eventually able to provide a copy of the
missing certificate during the 2013/2014 after a
six-month strike by Academic Staff Union of
Universities prevented him from doing so in the
2012/13 school session.
Since then, the officials in charge have refused
to attend to his case.
UNIBEN Student Denied Graduation for 3 years – See reasons, ngstudents.com
Awoyemi explains, ” 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, ” Temidayo said.
“ 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, the university’s spokesperson
promised that the matter was being looked into
by the Vice Chancellor.
“ 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. Osasuyi promised more than
a month ago.
According to the PremiumTimes correspondent
who investigated this story, he was ordered by
Mr. Okuo, the HOD, to cease looking into the
case and the school is yet to make a statement
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