The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Jos Chapter on Saturday said it would appeal a N5 million judgment awarded a student against one of its members by a Jos Federal High Court.
Dr Lazarus Maigoro, ASUU Chairman, University of Jos, made the pronouncement in a press release he signed and made available to The Nation in Jos.
Justice Musa Kurya of Federal high Court II, Jos had on 23rd June, 2021 given the N5m judgment to a dismissed master’s programme student, Mrs. Georgina Mark-Davou, against her former lecturer and project supervisor, Mr Thaddeus Longdu’ut, who is currently undergoing studies in the United Kingdom (UK).
It was gathered that the court gave the judgment to the student following his (Longdu’ut’s) absence and non-representation in Court throughout the proceedings/sittings on the matter brought before the Court by the dismissed student.
“I want to categorically state that the ASUU and the university will definitely appeal the judgment. The union, based on available information from the department, wishes to put it on record that the staff in question, her former supervisor, Mr Thaddeus Longdu’ut, who is currently on study leave in the United Kingdom), has been supervising M.Sc. students for many years and none of his candidates ever repeated or submitted his or her dissertation late for external defense.”
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