No fewer than 60 students of the Imo State University(IMSU) Owerri, including some in their final year who made below 1.00 cumulative grade points average have been expelled from the institution, while students who made above 1.00 but fell below 1.5 grade points for the 2011/2012 session were reportedly asked to repeat a session.
We gathered from a reliable source that the action which caused tension and confusion in the institution was one of the policies introduced by the new Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie, the immediate past Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
While some students hailed the new policy, others denounced it, urging the VC to rescind it.
A female victim of the new policy (name withheld) said, “my fate has been sealed as my parents would obviously disown me if the report gets to them, where will I start from?”
All efforts to reach Awuzie for comments proved abortive as he was said to be presiding over the University Senate meeting, but a source in his office insisted that the former ASUU boss initiated the idea as part of his efforts to rescue the institution from the poor academic situation perpetrated by past administrations.
He emphasized that the society would not be better if schools continue to churn out students who cannot defend their certificates, saying that with Awuzie presiding over the school affairs, the students must work hard to pass their examinations.
Come to think of it, why would a university student have a CGPA of less than 1.00 (in a 5.00 scale) after four (4) good years? Now air your view below using the comment box.
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