Confusion has set in after 20 graduands from the Department of Law at the University of Jos were erroneously awarded First Class degrees by the university.
According to Premium Times, the error, which occurred on the university’s convocation ceremony web portal. Several graduands of the department’s 2015/2016 academic session were noted to have bagged First Class degrees when in an actual sense only one student got a First Class degree. The graduands name was given as Olusegun Pelumi Adewunmi.
Clement Dakkas, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, when contacted 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.”