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Agony of Sokoto Varsity graduates

After their graduation, products of Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) wait for months before collecting their statement of results. This has dimmed the hopes of many, especially those desirous of using their results for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) mobilisation and other opportunities. ABIODUN JAMIU, 200-Level Political Science, reports. When Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) management in February pasted the list of 33 students of Microbiology Department, whose statement of results were ready, on the notice board, the affected students were overwhelmed with joy. Their results were delayed.But Naziru Abubakar and 122  others  from the same department were not so lucky. Their case is peculiar. They were said to have graduated, but not certified! This, according to them, sounded vague. But in local parlance, they are graduates without certificates or statement of results. Having painstakingly waited for another list of names to be pasted, months after the first batch of 33 names were mobilised for mandatory National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), they feared that their hope and future appeared hazy. Their waiting seemed endless.The tradition in UDUS is that a graduating student must have collected his or her statement of result before being mobilised for NYSC. But cases now abound of graduates spending months long after they had been cleared without collecting their statement of results. This development, CAMPUSLIFE learned, has dashed the hopes of many graduates desirous of going for their mandatory service and finishing in record time. It has also made some to miss employment opportunities and overseas studies, among others, which often require their statement of results or certificate.“It is unfortunate that more than two months after our department issued the first batch of the statement of results, ours are yet to be ready,” lamented NaziruDespite series of meetings with Mallam Auwal Gambo, who is their department’s examination officer, Naziru and other victims were told that their results were still being processed. They were, therefore, implored to exercise patience.  Frustrated, Naziru told CAMPUSLIFE that he was left with no other option than to return to Kebbi, his state of origin after months of waiting.“I have contacted the examination officer of our department and two other lecturers, but their responses are always similar. They told me that we should exercise patience. They would say, ‘only Allah knows because I can’t predict what would happen tomorrow or the day after. I will only advise you to exercise patience and pray’. Therefore, I had to returned home,” Naziru added.Naziru recounted how he lost series of employment opportunities as he could not provide his potential employers proof that he actually graduated.“This is the most painful. Apart from missing NYSC, I have missed more than three jobs in the public service and another in a private company,” he said.He continued: “I cried for missing those rare opportunities because I know how competitive the labour market is. The people that provided the offer required my statement of result as a proof that I am a graduate.“What exactly is the problem?” thundered Ibrahim Abdullah Dalhatu, another graduate of Microbiology.“I have an iota of doubt if the delay is from the school management. A significant number of students from nearly all the departments have collected their statement of results in due time; that shows how committed the management is. However, if only a few number of departments failed to have their students’ results ready, this then is questionable,” he said.Ibrahim recounted how  he could not meet up with the deadline for a post graduate scholarship programme he once applied for due to the delay. “I missed an M.Sc scholarship because I have no result at hand. I have been telling my friends’ relatives that  I’ve graduated, but unfortunately some did not believe me because I have no proof,” he said.Another graduate, who declined to be identified for fear of being victimised, bemoaned the recurring delayed of results in UDUS. She identified lack of enough manpower as a major factor militating against prompt release of results in the institution.“The system is not only slow, but totally inert,” noted the source.“We finished examinations in August (last year) but at the departmental level, results were not released until November.  Some have to wait till February when the strike (by the Academic Staff Union of Universities) ...Read more

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