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Doctor Accuses AAU Of Maltreating Daughter

Posted: Jun 18, 2015 at 4:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu –  Enugu


A retired Chief Medical Officer in Enugu State, Dr Robert Ugwu has cried out over alleged maltreatment meted out to his daughter by the Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma, Edo State.

Briefing journalists in Enugu on the ordeal of his daughter, Ugwu said his daughter was a student of Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences in AAU up till 2008 when she graduated and a gross injustice was meted out to her in the final calculation of her Grade Point Average.

According to him, her particulars in school as a student of Department of Chemical Pathology in AAU were Ugwu Uzoamaka Chika with registration number: AAU/MLS/UNTH/59443.

He said that the initial mistake was actually made at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu from where she came to AAU for re-certification in 2006/2007 session.

The 60-year old aggrieved doctor recalled that his daughter was awarded a third class Degree in 2008 by AAU Ekpoma and the result was very embarrassing to her lecturers who started asking what went wrong.

“It was finally traced to a mistake made in the simple summation of her GPAs from her first year to her 4th year. This was made in UNTH Enugu and then sent under cover of confidentiality to AAU Ekpoma.

“The School of Medical Lab. Sciences UNTH, Enugu had since detected the mistake and corrected it and had on three occasions re-issued the correct Transcripts to Department of Medical Lab. Sciences AAU Ekpoma in the hope that the error will be corrected.

“Department of Medical Lab. Sciences of AAU acknowledged receipt of the authentic version of her Transcripts from UNTH Enugu on three occasions. They claimed to have misplaced the copies but promised to find them and send to the Senate for formal correction and appropriate action” Ugwu said.

The aggrieved doctor however noted that AAU had made promises since 2008 when this mistake was made that it would soon be corrected by the Senate but till date no action has been taken.

He regretted that it has not been possible for his daughter to get admission for Postgraduate studies in the class of universities where she had hoped to do further studies or get a job befitting of her efforts at undergraduate studies, with the third class degree she was awarded by AAU in 2008.

Dr Ugwu noted that it was now six years since the mistake was made and while those who made the mistake have apologized, the injustice was yet to be corrected.