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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Eze applauds UNIPORT VC, Prof. Okodudu - ITREALMS

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The Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has applauded the University  of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) management under the headship of Prof. Stephen Okodudu, Acting Vice Chancellor, for the magnanimity shown the some students over their indebtedness to the institution, reports ITREALMS.

Reacting to the grant of pardon to the affected students as humane, on Thursday in PH, the party chief said the students may now hive a sigh of relief, adding that the VC's gesture has laid to rest all speculations and uncertainties about their almost-dashed futures.

Eze, who was the erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People's Democratic Party- nPDP,  reiterated that the students were unduly mistreated by the previous management which ignored appeals from all quarters, including the ruling of a competent Court of Jurisdiction, directing that the students be mobilized for the mandatory NYSC, having met all necessary requirements to be enrolled for the scheme.

A memo released Wednesday 21 October, 2020, by the Registrar of the University, Dr. Otto Dorcas, partly reads ..."Prof. Stephen Okodudu, has on behalf of the University Senate, granted amnesty to the following category of students..."

1. Those who obeyed Senate's directive and repeated the 2015/2016 academic session in 2018/2019 session but failed courses which they previously passed;

2. Those who did not obey Senate's directive to repeat the 2015/2016 Session in the 2018/2019 academic session and their results were released and certificates issued;

3. Those who did not obey Senate's directive to repeat the 2015/2016 session and their results were withheld;

4. Those who has issues of late payment of school charges after closure of school portal as at 2018/2019 session;

5. Those who for one reason or the other failed to apply for temporary withdrawal from studies and needed an extra y at to graduate as at 2018/2019 session; and

6. In view of closure of schools owing to Covid-29 pandemic, students who may wish to make submissions that are applicable to any of the categories (S/NOs 1 - 5) above, could be considered for amnesty".

The statement further directed affected students to see their Heads of Departments for guidance and added that the school portal is opened for those who may pay charges.

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