Over 200 UNILAG Law students barred from examination for not meeting 65% class attendance
Over two hundred University of Lagos law students have been barred from writing the ongoing semester examination for allegedly failing to meet up to the compulsory 65% of their course attendance.
Some of the affected students lamented that the rule sprang upon them without prior notice. One of the students said: “Some students have not written a single exam since exams started.”
However, the dean of the faculty of law, Professor Atsenwa, said the 65% attendance rule is not new in the university, it is contained in students’ handbook, adding that there also has been constant reminders to the students on the rule.
“I am surprised that a genuine student of the University of Lagos would say he is not aware of the rule, it is in their handbook and at the back of their docket. I am also surprised that any student would say they are not aware because the faculties reminded them. It is not a new rule and their attention was drawn to the rule” the dean said.