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Saturday, 14 October 2017

UNILAG Law Students Barred From Writing Examination Over Class Attendance

Over two hundred University of Lagos law students have been barred from writing the ongoing semester examination for allegedly failing to meet up to the compulsory 65% of their course attendance.






Some of the affected students lamented that the rule sprang upon them without prior notice, adding that the University’s enforcement of the rule was to reduce the number of students who get to the final year, and subsequently get admitted to the Nigerian Law School.

One of the students who spoke  on condition of anonymity said; “the university did this not because they so much care about students coming to class but because they needed to cut the number of students who go to law school. Normally, it is two hundred and seventy students (270) that get accepted into law school so they are trying to cut down the number of students before they get to the final year.

He opined that many students prefer to stay in their hostels to study as the capacity of their lecture hall cannot accommodate students if they all decided to be in class. The 400 level student said the faculty of law annex which has bigger capacity lecture halls does not have a public address system to amplify the voices of their lecturers when they teach.

Another student said stated that out of over 300 in his class (400 level) which used to be up to 400 in the lower level several were advised to withdraw. "If we combine the number of students who have been stopped from writing their examinations both in elective or compulsory courses, there would have over 200 students who have missed one exams or the other and that is just one class. Some students have not written a single exam since exams started."

He said lecturers too miss classes. “There were times I went for customary law classes that the lecturer was not around, about 5 times that happened ion one semester. Sometimes we have over 200 students taking an elective course and the class would only accommodate 150 students which means some students who have to stand”.

However, the dean of the faculty of law, Professor Atsenwa, said the 65% attendance rule is not new in the university, it is contained in students’ handbook, adding that there also has been constant reminders to the students on the rule.

from sahara reporters

18 comments:

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

The students don't have an excuse since it is in their handbooks.

Stubbornness and I know it all is what is affecting most of them.

Now most cannot write exams.

They did not complain before and it is now they want to complain. Too late guys

blessing ibekwe said...

this is bad oo

Anonymous said...

Why are they lamenting.. Every school has rules,when I was in school you have to have at least 70% of attendance before you can write exams,school always give handbook,read your school handbook to avoid stories that touch o jere

Flawlessbae❤❤ said...

I pray they call dem back.what about d money they have wasted, Is the management paying back🚶🚶🚶🚶

Theyvid Adebayo said...

Na today.What kind of silly excuses is that, lecture hall can't accommodate everyone. those that were going to class regularly did not have their own house abi.make una continue to dey read for house Na Infact make una write exam for house sef.

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Anonymous said...

Lazy students. No wonder we have half baked graduates all over the place. Attend lectures, mbanu but you want to pass and graduate.

Red Wine said...

This is serious, who are we going to believe now? The students are saying no good hall to accommodate all the students and yet the school still refuse to allow them write exams, the dean is saying that is not the issue. Why can we in this country help ourselves?

new wine said...

Rather than accept responsibility, they choose to enforce the rule on only law Students.

Rappakatakata said...

Of course every university has a minimum number of classes a student must cover for each course and failure to meet such conditions come with some penalty.

Chinedumu said...

This is not the first time it is happening, the faculty tried it on final year students when I was in 400 level. It is not a new law and the students are aware of it. Saying the faculty lecture rooms are inadequate I don't agree with them, I was in that same faculty for 5 years only elective courses are held in smaller halls. If the public address system is not good, student's can contribute 200 naira per person to buy a new one for your class. All I hear here is excuses, if the school or faculty can't or won't help you, common sense demands you help yourself

Anonymous said...

Very good stuff. Others will learn their lessons now and be serious with their studies and lectures.

Anonymous said...

Some of these students self, smh. How will you not make 65% attendance? Except for cogent reasons and they should have informed their HOD.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, isn't 65% lenient enough?

joan said...

they are just full of excuses. when i was in med sch, if u dont get upto 75% attendance no exam for u. the students should take responsibility for their actions and stop blaming the sch admin

Shirley said...

We know the learning pattern in Nigeria is stressful,there were days we had to stand to learn.
There is no excuse to not attending lectures.
Law students too form and raise shoulders.

Anonymous said...

I graduated from Unilag almost 20 years now ..and yes even then it was 65 % attendance so it is nothing new they should know this

Anonymous said...

If the lecture hall is small then go there early and get a seat,but some students are lazy or proud to attend lectures.even if d lecturer wasn't there why didn't they complain to there Dean of studies?who suffers students or d lecturers?

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