The management of University of Abuja has finally released the statement of results of some final year students which were initially withheld over the claim that the receipts of N4,500 acceptance fee submitted by the students were fake.
SaharaReporters had on Friday, October 22, reported how the aggrieved final-year students from various departments protested in front of the Senate building in the school to mount pressure on the management to release their results after they had been cleared and mobilised for the National Youths Service Corps, Batch C 2021.
The students were supposed to have reported in the camp on Wednesday October 20, 2021, for the compulsory one year service but could not when the authorities refused to release their results.
But the school management in the process released the results of some students few days before the scheduled date for the commencement of orientation camps and withheld many others.
The school had also claimed that the affected students had outstanding payments such as change of course after the Joint Admission Matriculation Board examination.
It was also alleged that some students had “cloned some of the receipts which were later detected at the Academic Planning Unit where the students’ records were kept.”
The development had forced those students with genuine documents and receipts to stage the protest while insisting on participating in the NYSC scheme.
SaharaReporters learnt that the school management on Monday rescinded its decision and issued the statement of results for those with genuine complaints to enable them participate in the National Youth Service Corps commenced since October 20.
Some of the students, who spoke to SaharaReporters on condition of anonymity, described the delay and mix up as unfortunate and ridiculous, stating that the school ought to have done its due diligence before accusing them of using fake receipts.