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First class holders in Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State has rejected qualifying test~details below

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 According report, it has been confirmed that, some if not all of the 2021 graduating students with cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 and above would under go a “qualifying test” following the irregularities confirming that some of the students did not merited the first class honours.

But the students had kick against the decision of the school subjecting them for further examination just to prove if they truly merited the first class honours that was recently awarded to them.

Some of the affected students, who objected the school’s decision, came to voice out during a show on Nigeria Info 92.3 FM in Port Harcourt.

According to one of the female graduate said, “My department published our names two days ago ‘Wednesday’. If I had travelled out of the state or even out of the country, how would I have returned to take the test?”

Another graduating student seconded the question and asked, “How are we going to defend a result in 30 minutes or so, for grades that were accumulated over the years?” 

“Why don’t they verify those that are in second class who are supposed to come down (sic) to third class?” 

Another student asked, “Are we going to study around 80 courses again because we want to take a test. The problem is that they didn’t narrow it down for us.” 

In addition, one of the students who had taken the test said it was a 45-minute test with questions centred around quantitative reasoning.

“How could one test be used to judge a four-years effort,” she asked.

Mrs Ngozi Okiridu the spokesperson for the university, said the qualifying test followed several complaints by the National Youths Service Corps that first class graduates from the institution performed poorly during the compulsory one-year programme.

She further explained that, this is one of the major reasons we have to conduct a qualifying test to ensure that we don’t give merit to the wrong students who made their way through a favourable means which is not acceptable in any institution. 


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