The executives of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has excused a viral post via online media platform which affirmed that the Vice Chancellor, Prof Charles Esimone challenged Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, head of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) on the gathering’s arranged sit-at-home by fixing test for the University students on Monday March 31, 2021.
Unizik Denies Fixing Exams To Collide With Biafra Day Sit-At-Home – Education
Countering the viral post as deceiving and devilish, the University’s Acting Head of Information and Public Relations, Chika Gladys Eneh alluded correspondents to a prior public notification provided by the institute on 26th May 2021 which revealed that the university, following its modified scholastic schedule earlier altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, finished up its second semester tests on Friday May 28, 2021.
The release reported that students continued on immediate holiday which will elapse on June 11, 2021 while academic exercises for a new sesson will start on June 14, 2021.
Giving further explanation on the matter, former secretary of the University School of Postgraduate Studies, Chinedu Eliyahs pointed out that the Vice Chancellor can’t singularly fix tests for any division or personnel since the university operates by committee system.
“Those familiar with the university system should know that our University operates by Committee System. Therefore, the VC cannot single handedly fix exams for any department or faculty. There’s a University Timetable Committee, which revised the academic calendar soon after the Covid-19 lockdown and ASUU strike.
“This was presented at the 204th Senate meeting held on 27th January, 2021 for consideration and approval. By the said revised UNIZIK academic calendar approved by Senate, all semester exams should end by today – Friday, 28 May, 2021.
“Consequently, UNIZIK students are supposed to be on a short vacation till 11th June, 2021. There is therefore no truth whatsoever in the rumour making rounds on social media that the VC fixed any exams on the 31st of May, 2021” he said.