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Fact Check: No, AAUA yet to set date for CBT first semester exam

 Claim:

A circular frequently shared on WhatsApp claimed the ENT and GST computer-based exams will be conducted in the second week of the new semester resumption.

The circular said that the examination has been postponed till the second week of the new semester for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Also, students who were unable to finish the exam last semester are urged to come on Thursday to conclude it.

The circular was signed by the Chairman of the Committee on Computer-based Tests (CBT), Professor Bolanle Ogungbamila

It must be recalled that technical issues encountered before the start of the GST and ENT Computer-based Examination for the 100-Level and 200-Level first semester forced the school management to postpone the exams.

Unfortunately, the ASUU strike left the management with no choice but to halt all academic activities for the session till the industrial action is over.

Findings

This claim went viral immediately when the school released its circular and Academic calendar for the second semester, 2020/2021 Academic  Session for resumption today.

However, many 100level students had fallen for the misleading information as many had told their parents they will resume earlier due to the exam date on the circular.

A deep look at the circular revealed that the date stated on the circular reads February 15tg as the prior date for the exam, and February 16th as the rescheduled date.

However, the date signalling the second week of resumption is 23rd October 2022.

“That students who were unable to take the ENT 101 (Seminar in Entrepreneurship Awareness and Motivation) Computer-based examination today (Tuesday, 15th February, 2022) should present themselves for the examination by 8:00 am tomorrow, Wednesday, 16th February, 2022”

Findings from different student union officials from the school revealed that the circular is outdated.

In a WhatsApp chat with the Public Relation Officer of the Social Science Student Association, Ayomideji Farinde  said students should cleverly check the date on the circular, stating it is an old circular and it is not true

Also, the General Secretary of the student union, Tolulope Adeyefa (Comrade Elite) debunked the claim via his WhatsApp status, stating that students who had outstanding exams should remain calm and await proper arrangements from the committee in charge.

When this reporter contacted the AAUA Student Union’s Public Relations Officer, Akinsulure Simbo (Comrade Asimbi) over the authenticity of the shared statement, he was infuriated.

He described the statement as a matter of “common sense”, as the date is evidently misconstrued.

He said to this reporter, “Just tell your friends it’s not true.”

The PRO disclosed that a new circular will be released.

Verdict

The circular asking students to resume by the second week of resumption to recontinue their exams is misleading.

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