Chief Leo Ekpenyong, who is a Post Graduate Student of the Mass Communication Department of Baze University in Abuja, has petitioned the National Universities Commission (NUC) to investigate the alleged academic fraud against him by the university.
The petition was signed by the petitiner’s lawyer, Mr. Sylvanus Ibechiodo on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in the petititon, the lawyer alleged that his client, Ekpenyong was short-changed by poor and unmerited grades in two of his courses in the last trimester results.
The petitioned alleged unfair practice occurred in two courses which are Theories of Mass Communication (MAC 801) and Research Methods in Mass Communication (MAC 803).
Report revealed that the lawyer also stated that his client had earlier written a protest letter dated May 6, to the Registar of the University, Inuwa Idris and the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Tahir Mamman which they rejected.
Ibechiodo, however, requested for the remarking of his client’s scripts in line with global best practices.
“The fact that students and staff of Universities abuse processes of redress shouldn’t be a ground to perpetuate academic fraud and manifest injustice. No degree of tyranny or despotism will prevent our client from pursuing this just course to its logical conclusion.
“We therefore once again appeal passionately for a just, expeditious, intervention and consideration in the interest of justice and equity,” the lawyer stated.
Ibrahim Binuako, Desk Officer in the office of the Executive Secretary, NUC has confirmed that the commission had received the petition and that work was ongoing on it.