- University of Jos (UNIJOS) has awarded first class degree to 29 students of the institution
- The students, who were from the department of law, discovered the error on the school web portal
- The dean of the department, Professor Dakas C Dakas, said the error would be resolved soon
Twenty nine students of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) have been awarded first class degrees in error due to a technical problem from the ICT department.
This was disclosed by the dean of faculty of law of the institution, Professor Dakas C Dakas, who said that the error would be resolved soon, The Sun reports.
Legit.ng notes that the error occurred on the institution's convocation ceremony web portal. Twenty nine graduands of the department of law, 2015/2016 academic session, bagged first class degree in error.
Dakas said: “The degrees were awarded to the graduands in error. It was an internal problem that would be resolved soon. The students have attested to the fact that their class of degree was awarded in error.”
According to him, the university authority is working round the clock to resolve the problem ahead of the 29th and 30th combined convocation coming up on June 23.
The department of law only produced one first class graduate in the person of Olusegun Pelumi Adewunmi, 2015/2016 set.
Those that were awarded the first class erroneously said they logged into the web portal to discover the error.
One of the graduands said: “I have a 2.1 (second class upper division) but my class of degree on that page was first class."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, on Tuesday, March 21, held its award and prize-giving day announcing that 54 graduates with first class degrees in various courses would be granted jobs as encouragement.
The institution said 7,600 persons graduated with 227 doctoral degrees and 667 master’s degrees awarded for the 2016/2017 session and out of the first degree graduands, 54 finished with first class in various courses.
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