The no tuition fee no test/exam policy enforced by the school management last semester came as a shock to most ladokites as most were used to writing tests and exams without the payment of tuition fee. As a result, the policy left many Ladokites distressed as they were unable to write the previous semester’s examination.
In a bid to show compassion to the student, the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Ademola Ige at an event on campus last semester assured the affected students that there would be make-up tests for courses missed. However, this has not been done, and students have been left wondering about their fate.
In an interview with the DSA as to why his promise has not been fulfilled, he made it known that the student affairs has the obligation of conveying students’ needs to the management but the ultimate power to make decisions lies with the management.
“As we all know that it is not exactly in line with the school’s regulations to conduct make-up tests and exams since it isn’t a summer school. Therefore, it is not a practice the institution is used to. More so, some students may feel cheated with the process; as a result, the credibility of the process has to be considered before any conclusion is made. This issue has to be discussed and an agreement as to be reached at the Senate which hasn’t been done yet. The university is known for academic excellence, and we’re not ready to comprise it” said the DSA.
He further stated that the affected students violated the school’s rules and regulations by not paying before the deadline.
“We believe this semester, students will abide by the rules by paying so that they won’t have to miss exams. They should also know that we use the data obtained from course registrations for the allocation of examination halls. Therefore it is in everyone’s best interest”.