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Court summons Baze University over student result controversy

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The High Court of Abuja on Thursday convened the University of Baze, Abuja, for the refusal to review the appropriate results of semester 19A in MSC 801, Theories of mass communication and MSC 803, Research methods of mass communication belonging to Leo Ekpenyong.

The subpoena made available to Naija news  on Saturday and taken out by Yakubu Philemon said the defendant’s refusal to access the petitioner’s request to review his 19A semester result in MSC 803, Mass Communication Theories and MSC 803 Mass communication research methods were contrary to the provisions of paragraph 2.9 of the policies, procedures and regulations of the University of Baze in Abuja, as set out in the 2011 student handbook.

“Let Baze University Limited of parcel 686 Cadastral Zone COO, Kuchigoro, Behind National Judicial Institute, Abuja, FCT within 42 days after sending this citation, including the day of such service, have them appear for them. to this call that is issued at the request of Leo Ekpenyong.

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The subpoena that reads in parts indicates that, under the provisions of paragraph 2.9 of the Policies, Procedures and Regulations of the University of Baze in Abuja, the defendant is required to organize and convene an Academic Appeal Panel to consider the complaint of the claimant over claimant 19 Semester results.

In addition, it says: “An order that compels / orders the defendant to organize and convene an academic appeal panel regarding the complainant’s complaint about the outcome of the claimant’s semester 19A at MSC 801 Mass Communication Theories and MSC 803 Methods of mass communication research.

“An order of this Honorable Court, which orders the defendant to establish an independent panel of examiners, as a Commission and globally acceptable practice, in accordance with paragraph 26 of the Student Handbook of Policies, Procedures and Regulations of the University of Baze Abuja, 2011 .

“General damages in the sum of N20,000,000 (Twenty million Naira) for all psychological traumas caused by the defendant’s refusal to review the plaintiff’s result.

“If the Academic Appeal Panel of the defendant will not be biased in its arbitration, taking into account the defendant’s refusal to respect and comply with the provisions of paragraph 2.9 of the 2011 Student Handbook of Policies, Procedures and Regulations of the University of Baze in Abuja, as enacted by the accused.

It will be recalled that the plaintiff, a trained lawyer and a graduate of first-class Communication Studies who had explored all internal remedies available within the University, initially dragged the University of Baze before the National Commission of Universities NUC, so He was advised to seek reparation before the Temple of Justice.