News reaching us tales of a student of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Damilare Famuyiwa, who, allegedly, has been failed for daring to leak a story incriminating mega super star Mavin act, Korede Bello.
What he did? He reported the singer’s absence from school and a possible missing out of the recently held examinations of the institute in accordance with the school’s 70% class attendance rule.
The student journalist, was allegedly marked down. Few weeks ago, it was all over the news that a certain lecturer, Boye Ola, had insisted that Korede Bello shouldn’t be allowed to write exams due to his perpetual absence in school. The report also claimed that the lecturer threatened to resign if his wish wasn’t adhered to..
This report was later connected to Damilare Famuyiwa. It was a shocker to many students when results were published on March 11, 2016, only to find out that Damilare had been handed carry-overs (failed) in two courses while he also got low marks in others.
The victim whose matric number is HNMC/15/03,had allegedly been threatened earlier by the management to face a hard time in passing out of the school.
Although, no student is above failure, students say this is surprising because the alleged victimized student was one of the most brilliant in his class.
Korede Bello whose matric number is HNMC/15/091 and who rarely attends lectures or participated in the Continous Assessment, passed all his courses glowingly, with the help of some corrupt members of the school’s management who allegedly manipulated the system.
Bodies like the ‘Nigerian Young Journalists Forum‘ and ‘Journalists For Christ, JFC’ (Damilare is a member of both) have taken it upon themselves to fight the matter to the latter.
Damilare is also set to call for his scripts and challenge the results as allowed by regulations guiding the school.