THE ISSUE OF STUDENT’S MISSING RESULTS IN NOUN – By Owei Kemebradikumo
After looking at the issue of missing results in NOUN and its effect of denying eligible students from graduating from the school; even though students(including myself) have met the requirements to be graduated from their chosen degree programmes , sometimes by even exceeding the minimum requirements of (50 & 90 & 120 respectively) in credit units .
Following the above development, below is my personal experience and submissions concerning it.
In my case, in particular, my result is still missing on the Course- CIT **25 ” Operations Research”. Even though I have done my part by registering the course/examination and written the examination since November 2016 at my Study Centre (Bayelsa).
In such a situation a student should not be blamed, after all, it is not the duty of students to release results to themselves but it is the duty of the school authority to do so. All that a student can do is to inform the school in writing about the missing result when it happens.
In my case, I have written several letters to NOUN Headquarters requesting them to release the said result but they have not done so.
For me, to re-register the said course & examination with missing result and re-writing it is not a problem. But up till now, the school authorities including the Dean Faculty of Sciences and Heard of Department Computer Sciences have not asked me to do so neither have they told me what really happened to my answer script. Rather they keep on saying they are working on the issue.
I have often heard some fellow Students and Study Centre Directors advising students who had issues of missing results to quickly re-register such courses and re-write them to avoid delays from the school. As good as such advice may be; I don’t subscribe to it. In that, if that becomes the only solution to issues of student’s missing results, it is invariably giving the school an opportunity not to be accountable to students and the public as regards missing results. The school should be able to account for how the result got missing in the first place.
This is necessary, coming at a time where there are allegations against the school that some unscrupulous staff elements in NOUN Headquarters are engaged in the fraud of swapping and reallocation of student’s results to other students who did not sat for the examination through the alterations of Matric Numbers on answer scripts in favor of such students.
I am beginning to think that if the trend continues in this way and the school keep on denying eligible students from graduation as a result of missing result, a time is coming or is already at hand when aggrieved students might take legal actions against NOUN as regards the issue of missing results and refusal to graduate eligible students. if that happens, am sure the outcome of a court case will be very embarrassing to NOUN.