SEE WHY UNIABUJA MASTER STUDENT SUE THE UNIVERSITY TO COURT

A student of the University of Abuja, Anthony Ejumejowo, has sued the institution over delay in the supervision of his Master’s degree project.

Ejumejowo who is a legal practitioner, dragged UNIABUJA to the FCT High Court and demanded that the institution be compelled to pay N100 million damages.

According to him, every attempt to see his supervisor since May 2017, has proved abortive as the supervisor would always give one excuse or the other.

A legal practitioner and student of the University of Abuja, Anthony Ejumejowo, has dragged the institution to a Federal Capital Territory High Court, over the delay in the supervision of his Master’s degree in law project by a lecturer in the institution named Lawrence Chukwu.

According to Ejumejowo, the absence and unavailability of the supervisor did not only stall the progress of his research work, but it also delayed the conclusion of his academic work over 14 months since the conclusion of the 2015/16 academic session.

In a suit filed, the plaintiff averred that he is an alumnus of UNIABUJA of the set of 2005 from the faculty of law and was admitted into the post-graduate school in the faculty of law to study for an LLM sometime in October, 2015 for the 2015/16 academic session.

Ejumejowo demanded an order of the court directing UNIABUJA to pay him the sum of N100 million as damages suffered as a result of the action of the university.
According to the lawyer, his legal practice was put on hold in order to concentrate on his studies, adding that he lost several briefs during the period.

He claimed to have researched and submitted three chapters to Chukwu, with the first two chapters submitted to him for final corrections sometime in May, 2017, adding that every attempt to see him since May 2017, was to no avail as the supervisor would always give one excuse or the other.

The legal practitioner also demanded an order of the court directing UNIABUJA to conclude the project supervision within 60 days and in accordance with the terms and conditions of his admission, as well as a declaration that the actions of UNIABUJA was a deliberate act to frustrate him from completing his study for the award of an LLM degree.

Other reliefs sought by Ejumejowo include a declaration that the defendant’s action was in breach of the terms of the admission offered by the institution; and a declaration that he would not be charged any additional sums of money as school fees.

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