The political image of the former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu might have been dealt a blow by the Abia State University. The institution has announced the withdrawal of the academic certificate awarded to the former Governor.
The withdrawal was contained in a press statement signed by O. E Onuoha, the institution’s registrar. Below is a text of the press statement:
” On the strength of the findings and recommendations of an Investigation Panel into allegations of breach of the extant Academic Regulations of Abia State University, in the process of the admission and graduation of Kalu, Orji Uzor in the discipline of Government and Public Administration, of Matriculation number: 00/42226, the Senate of Abia State University, at its resumed 69th Extra-Ordinary meeting of Friday 1st March 2013, and by a vote of eighty-eight(88) against three(3) dissenting voices only, approved the cancellation and withdrawal of the Degree result and Certificate awarded to him.
The decision of Senate was based on the following grounds, among others:
The violation of the Academic Regulations of the University on Adimission-by-transfer, which rendered the offer irregular, ab initio.
The non-completion of the mandatory six(6) Semesters(i.e. three academic years of study), before he was awarded a degree of the University. He spent only two semesters in all.
The University Senate maintained that its action, aforesaid, derived from the exercise of its onerous statutory responsibility to guard and maintain, at all times, the Academic Regulations of the University, its hard-earned reputation and the credibility of the Certificates it awards” .
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