UNIBEN: An official speaks on the mixed reactions over examination postponement
By Obaseki Aisosa
It is a general knowledge that the news of the postponement of the 2018/2019 first semester examination has spread like wide fire amongst the students of the University of Benin.
Obaseki Aisosa reports that while students believe the news should be regarded as nothing more than an unfounded claim, at least seven, in every ten students, are in agreement to the news, since according to them, examination postponement in the institution has become a ritual that is regularly observed.
Meanwhile, speaking to the TOWN CRIER, at about 9:32AM today, a senior official of the institution described the news as fake and wondered where such emanated from, adding that neither a Senate meeting was held nor a postponement of examination was agreed.
“I don’t know where the fake news of postponment of examination emanated from. But I can authoritatively tell you that there is no such thing. At least, not at the moment. It is the Senate arm of the University that determines postponement. But the Senate hasn’t sat for such. Examination starts tomorrow. Students are advised to read their books and prepare adequately.”
The first semester examination is expected to start tomorrow, with the faculty of Education taking the lead.