Dean Fay Warns Seniors: No Class, No Graduation

Dean Fay Warns Seniors: No Class, No Graduation

On September 6, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, Dr. Patrick Fay, reminded the graduating seniors of the mandatory class attendance policy.

He said seniors without the minimum 75 percent attendance as prescribed by the AUN policy would not be allowed to take degree exams. "And this would hinder their graduation with colleagues," he added.

Dean Fay also said there was no room for excuses as the remainder 25 percent of class attendance was meant to cover cases of illness and absences due to other genuine reasons.

Prof Fay spoke at a seminar meant to aid the seniors' smooth transition to graduate life. It was organized by the Registrar's office.

Earlier announcing the seminar, the Interim Registrar Yakubu Ayuba had said the essence of the event was to interact with final-year students to address questions bordering on graduation. They were also sensitized on Nigeria's mandatory one-year youth service scheme.

He said it is important that they understand the interrelationship between the Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board (JAMB), graduation, and the youth service mobilization process.

The panelists at the interactive session included representatives from each of the registry, admissions, and bursary units.

Assistant Registrar Hauwa Abubakar, who had welcomed other panelists and the seniors to the interactive seminar held at the 24-Hour Room of the Library, said, "JAMB and the youth service Corps work together. As such, if you don't have your JAMB admission letter then the corps would not recruit you."

She, therefore, advised them to visit JAMB's official website and check their admission status. "If you have any problems with that, visit the JAMB office for rectification."

Students asked questions regarding course substitution, graduation, choice of courses to be taken and those in the catalog, exemption from service, course add-and-drop for the fall semester as well as the e-wallet.

Ms. Abubakar emphasized course substitution, saying that students should seek advice from their deans or program chairs before filling out the course substitution forms to avoid problems that could hinder their graduation at the expected period.

Reported by Rofiat Adekunle