A blend of Examination of Officers and Librarians at Ahmadu Bello University on Monday revoked guarantees by the college’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Garba amid his appearance before the Nigeria Senate Ethics Committee that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from the University.
Not long after the Senate council finished the precisely choreographed hearing, more reports from the college, including the Joint Convocation Brochure, surfaced.
Saharareporters was first to discharge Mr. Melaye’s 400 level articulation of results a week ago, where we uncovered that corrupt educators at the Geography Department controlled and manufactured school records to help Melaye “graduate.”
It has now been uncovered that in spite of endeavors by those teachers to escape with the wrongdoing of fraud, they were as yet stuck amid Mr. Melaye’s last year, not able help him graduate since he couldn’t pass Geography 307 Long Field Trip, an obligatory course required for graduation. A duplicate of the office handbook made accessible to SaharaReporters demonstrates that Geography 307 was an obligatory course that couldn’t have been postponed.
What the late Professor D. O. Ogbonna did was to add 2-course units to Melaye’s Total Earned Course Units without response to the instructor, Dr. A.L. Bello, who was the supervisor of the course.
SaharaReporters facilitate learned that after a noteworthy scholarly embarrassment softened out up the late 1990s and mid-2000s, Ogbonna was discreetly dialed down of ABU, alongside some different teachers who had occupied with grade swelling. The college permitted Ogbonna to resign and he found another employment in Kogi state University, Melaye’s home state before he kicked the bucket a couple of years back of an undisclosed sickness.
A few instructors who connected Saharareporters after the VC gave his declaration today said the VC had in the previous week been coming to them to drive the division to underwrite Melaye’s graduation, however, that they disclosed to him that they couldn’t maintain an open announcement in light of their records. As indicated by the teachers, the Vice Chancellor then took the polluted 400 L third semester comes about with him to Abuja before the Senate.
When the VC proclaimed that Mr. Melaye graduated, a duplicate of the Joint Convocation pamphlet, with pages identified with the Bachelors of Arts in Geography was likewise sent to Saharareporters, with the Senator’s name plainly missing. A source at the college disclosed to SaharaReporters that there was adequate time for Mr. Melaye’s name to have showed up in the Brochure as the reason of a printer fallen angel or college emergencies on grounds couldn’t clarify away the conspicuous actuality, amid the assembly two arrangements of alumni from two scholastic sessions were consolidated. The conference occurred in the year 2002, two strong years after Melaye purportedly moved on from ABU, however, his name was missing from the handout. His name was likewise missing from the Alumni catalog of ABU.
Aside from the embarrassment concerning regardless of whether he moved on from ABU, Mr. Melaye likewise guaranteed that he moved on from Harvard and the London School of Economics claims that have now been exposed by the two eminent organizations.
A confirmation Melaye said he got from the University of Jos is likewise suspect as the Examinations Officers there said they never arranged transcripts him in light of [his] course shortages.
Mr. Melaye likewise asserts he moved on from the University of Abuja and has done two higher degrees at ABU. Those cases go against the misrepresentation related to his scholarly foundation, as Mr. Melaye’s colleagues who contacted Saharareporters after the embarrassment broke said he spent no less than 7-8 years learning at ABU before he cleared out under faulty conditions, not able to satisfy his course work.