Pandemonium ensued at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, as revelation emerged that certain dead students of the institution were graded and awarded marks in recent semester examinations.
The complex issue was exposed by rights group, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law in a petition to the school authorities recently.
The petition entitled: “Complaints Against Wrongful Allocation of Results to Deceased Students’: A call for Investigation and Redress, alleged that “one of the deceased students awarded marks in exams he never participated was Late Ezeh Uchenna with registration number FPO/SLT/ND/R1/012/038.”
The petition was signed by the Chairman of the group’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Emeka Umeagbalasi.
According to the group, “The said Uchenna was given upper credit (3.05) and awarded 67 in Cell Biology, 81 in Organic Chemistry, 60 in Physical Chemistry, 49 in Electricity and Magnetism, 44 in Optics and Waves, 66 in Analytical Chemistry, 70 in General Lab Techniques, 69 in Computer Packages and so on.”
It also alleged that some students who had long left the polytechnic were captured in the last semester examination records of the school,
InterSociety said the purpose of its petition was to ensure that the right things were done, noting that some students who complained about the irregularities and recklessness were being victimized by the school authorities.
In reaction to this, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Professor Godwin Onu, said he had constituted a committee to investigate the matter, adding it was the work of bad people working to paint the polytechnic black in the eyes of the public.