Nearly 20 graduands from the Department of Law at the University of Jos have been erroneously awarded First Class degrees by the university, Premiumtimes reports.
The error, which occurred on the university’s convocation ceremony web portal, saw several graduands of the department’s 2015/2016 academic session bagging First Class degrees.
The 2015/2016 set of Law students at the university produced only one First Class graduand, Olusegun Pelumi Adewunmi.
Ahead of the university’s convocation ceremony on June 23, the graduands were instructed to check the website to ensure their information were correct.
Several graduands from the Law Department said they logged on to discover they had been awarded a higher class of degree.
When contacted, Clement Dakkas, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, described it as “strange.” “This is news to me,” Mr Dakkas, a professor of Law, told PT
“Matters of this nature are addressed by the Registrar, but my recollection is that you know in the entire history of the university, we have produced only three First Class in Law. The first in 1980, the second in 1990 – and incidentally I was the second in 1990 – and then one young man, I think, a year ago. So to have more than one clearly there must be an error somewhere.”