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After Graduation, Can a School Withdraw Certificate?

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This question is not new. Students and graduates want to know if they have escaped from colleges after being awarded their degree certificates.

Some guys had argued this before calling me to know which is which. Can a university, polytechnic, or college of education take back or withdraw his certificate after graduation.

Well, the answer to this is in a single word is “YES”.

A Real-life Story Where Certificate Was Withdrawn After Graduation

When I was in polytechnic, a lady was involved in exam malpractice.

The lady was well known for being below an average student.

The lecturer was surprised to see her wonderful performance in the final exams. Hence, the poor man insisted on investigating the case.

She confessed to cheating at the end.

Who helped her?

No one intentionally!

During the examination, the class scholar (the most brilliant student of the set) had almost completed his paper when he changed his mind on what he had put down. He believed he could give better answers than he had. He finally threw away the papers and started on a new answer booklet.

The lady, in this case, found a way to take what the scholar threw away and copied that for herself.

The most surprising thing was that the confession happened two years after Mr. Scholar has graduated.

He was already working at a bank.

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He was called back to face a panel. He was accused of being negligent with his thrown-way paper that led to malpractice.

Consequently, his paper was canceled and the certificate was withdrawn.

It's the school's law, that once you're caught in the act of malpractice, you’re going home.

A few cases had been reported too.

In short, your certificate can be withdrawn after graduation.

And if you think my school's policy may be stricter, you're wrong. I'm yet to be aware of a university, polytechnic or college that will pat you on the back for exam malpractice.  If the stand is to withdraw your certificate a particular case, you won't escape that.

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The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Withdrew an Alumnus's Certificate

In a report, The Nation stated that the senate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State recently approved the withdrawal of the certificate issued to Akeju Oluwanisola Femi, a graduate of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, for refusing to appear before several panels raised to investigate his allegations of victimization against an unnamed lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Biology of the University.

The alumnus, who graduated in the 2013/2014 academic session, with Matriculation number 083659, had in a publication of March 15, 2018, on Naijaloaded, an online medium, claimed that a certain lecturer failed him in a particular Biology course for six years.

Kwara State Polytechnic Withdraws a Student’s HND Certificate

In another news, The Daily Post reported that the management of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin withdrew the certificate of one HND graduate.

The Authorities of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, have approved the immediate withdrawal of the Higher National Diploma Certificate of AbdulRasheed Zubair Olatunji of the Public Administration Department of the institution for his alleged involvement in cultism.

The management said AbdulRasheed’s involvement in cultism was a pointer to the fact that he was not worthy in character and learning to earn the certificate of the institution.

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