In what appears to be the victimization of final-year students who exposed the refusal of the University of Abuja to release their results for the National Youth Service Corps, the university management has claimed the students' admission letters and receipts of payment were fake.
SaharaReporters had on Friday reported how the aggrieved final-year students from various departments protested at the Senate building in the school to mount pressure on the management to release their statement of results after they had been cleared and mobilized by the NYSC.
The students were supposed to have reported to the camp on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, for the compulsory one-year service.
SaharaReporters learned that the school management released the statement of results of some students a few days before the scheduled date for the commencement of orientation camps and withheld many others.
But a few days after the SaharaReporters’ publication, the school authorities allegedly told one of the students that her admission letter was fake and that she was not a student of the school.
SaharaReporters learned that this was in an attempt to victimize and vilify her for talking to the press over the delay in the release of her results.
It was also gathered that the female student had been receiving threat calls from unknown persons in the school who said she had the audacity.
SaharaReporters gathered that many of the students influenced their way through the back door using the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah, and other principal staff in the school to get their results released.
The school had claimed that the results of some of the students were still being held because they did not pay the acceptance fee and school fee. The school also claimed that the receipts obtained by some of them for the N4500 acceptance fees were fake.
The claim, which the students faulted, stated that it was not possible for them to get admission letters without paying acceptance fees.
They wondered why it took the school four years before coming out to inform them that their receipts were fake.
They accused the Academic Planning Unit of the school of being economical with the truth and called on relevant authorities and well-meaning Nigerians to intervene and prevail on the Vice-Chancellor.
The affected students vowed to resist any attempt by the school to disrupt their careers.