Abia State University (ABSU) stripped OUK of its degree certificate on the premise that he spent only 2 semesters in school (instead of 6) and his *Admission-by-Transfer*, violated the Academic Regulations of the University, its hard-earned reputation and the credibility of the certificates it awards.” (March 2013).
OUK approached the Court to restore his Degree Certificate.
An Abia State High Court, sitting in Isuikwuato restored OUK’s Bachelors degree, stating that ABSU denied him fair hearing (February 2018).
An appeal Court sitting in Owerri has nullified the judgement of Isuikwuato High Court which restored a bachelors degree certificate of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu which was earlier stripped by Abia State University.
The court says the trial court lacked jurisdiction over the matter.
Delivering judgement in Owerri, the Imo State capital, Justice Adefope-Okojie upheld the withdrawal of Orji Uzor Kalu’s certificate by the university.
The Appeal Court said the respondent ought to have exhausted all the remedies available to him before approaching the court to challenge the decision of the Senate of Abia state University.
Abia State University through its Registrar in March 2, 2013 withdrew the Certificate awarded to Orji Uzor kalu for violating university’s admission and graduation extant rules and regulations
Reacting to the judgement, counsel to the appellant, Jesse Nwaenyo said the institution received the judgement with joy, noting that it has further proven that the respondent Orji Uzor Kalu did not merit the certificate.
OUK was purportedly a Political Science student in the University of Maiduguri, until his rustication in 1984.