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UNIPORT Speaks On Withholding Results Of Over 2,000 Graduating Students


UNIPORT Speaks On Withholding Results Of Over 2,000 Graduating Students

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has asked the general public to shun reports making the round that it has barred over two thousand graduating students from going for their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The report alleged that the institution was withholding the result list of the graduating students for reasons unknown to the students.

Reacting to the allegation during a press conference at the University’s Council Chambers on Friday, the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Owunari Georgewill, described the viral report as false.

The varsity Don said all pending issues preventing students from graduating and proceeding with the compulsory one-year NYSC programme have been given executive attention.

He said: “In the media, in the past three days, some students have been talking about 2000 students that have been on the graduating list that has not been released.

“Please take it out from here that there was no such list. There is no waiting list anywhere. This administration ensures that every result that is ready, the Vice Chancellor executively approves that result to wait whenever Senate is called.

“So, there is no result anywhere we have left. What is the result waiting for? The Vice-Chancellor is there to approve all results.”

He admonished students who are still having issues with graduation to immediately approach their various departments with proof of their outstanding courses cleared.

Georgewill reiterated that claims in a section of the media that some results were not released were false.

He said: “I have interacted with some of them (students), even on social media, and I have told them to go to their departments. I asked one of the students if she had seen her spreadsheet or knew her Cumulative Grade Point, and she said she had not seen.

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“So, I asked how she knew she had finished the programme, and she said her course adviser told her that she had graduated. The issue is that some students have not gone to their departments to even see whether they are owing courses or not.”