The Abia State University (ABSU) has annul the degree certificate it awarded to Uzor Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia state.
This was reveal by the school Registra, O.E.Onuoha.
The school Registrar, O. E.Onuoha, on Saturday said the decision to withdrawn the degree certificate was acceded after an emergency meeting of the university senate which cogitate the recommendations of a panel which investigated the allegations levelled against Kalu.
Onuoha said, “On the strength of the findings and recommendations of an investigative panel into allegations of breach of the extant academic regulations of Abia State University, in the admission 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 the university at its resumed 69th extra-ordinary meeting of March 1, 2013 and by a vote of 88 against three 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 Admission-by-Transfer, which rendered the offer irregular, ab initio and the henon-completion of the mandatory six 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.”
Liveschoolnews gathered that, When Orji Kalu was the Governor of Abia State, He enrolled at the Abia State University and there were accusation that Kalu was an absentee student.
The admission and graduation of Kalu, the university stated, made ridicule of its academic rules and regulations.
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