The Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Port Harcourt, Prof Barine Fakae has absolved the consultant handling the processing of students results of any blame regarding the non approval of final year students results for the 2008 set of graduating students.
Prof Fakae who made this clarification while speaking to the press in an interview in Port Harcourt explained that the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is responsible for the delay in the clearing of the 2008 final year results for this year’s NYSC programme, and not the IT consultant.
He further explained that the IT consultant has directed the processing of students results in such a sensitive cautious manner.
But in a sharp reaction, the Chairperson of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UST branch, Emilia Jaja on her part said that it is not true that the delay in releasing students results in the institution was because lecturers were not doing their job.
She said “ I have spoken with the vice chancellor one on one. He has not told us that the cause of delay in students results is as a result of defaulting lecturers. We have asked him to give us the name(s) of defaulting lecturers. Results were submitted in January and ASUU started strike in June, and so how has the ASUU strike affected the result, she queried.
Also one of the students affected by the delay in the 2008 set, Ismael Santo has appealed to both the authority of the institution and the ASUU to resolve issues inhibiting the release of results to enable students go for the next batch of the NYSC scheme.