March 3rd, 2013 – Former Abia State Governor Orji Kalu’s University Degree Certificate Cancelled By Abia State University
The former governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu has been stripped of the degree certificate awarded him by the Abia State University.
The institution released a statement Saturday withdrawing the degree certificate it awarded to the former governor of the state.The university said the admission and graduation of the former governor violated its extant rules and regulations.
A statement by the registrar of the university, O. E. Onuoha, said the decision to strip Mr. Kalu of the certificate was reached after an emergency meeting of the university senate which considered the recommendations of an investigative panel.
The panel had looked into allegations of breach of the school’s academic regulations by Mr. Kalu.
The registrar said, “On the strength of the findings and recommendations of an investigative panel into allegations of breach of the extant Academic Regulations of Abia State University, in the admission process of the admission and graduation of Kalu, Orji Uzor in the discipline of Government and Public Administration, of matriculation number 00/42226, the Senate of Abia State University at its resumed 69th Extra-Ordinary meeting of Friday 1st March 2013 and by a vote of eighty-eight (88) against three (3) dissenting voices only, approved the cancellation and withdrawal of the degree result and certificate awarded to him”.
Mr. Kalu, who had dropped out of the University of Maiduguri, supposedly reenrolled at the Abia State University while he was governor of the state.
[Source : Citizen Platform]
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