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“Student” in itself is a fine title – those who are not, wish they could be called a student but taking a closer look will reveal an untold hardship and frustration. I know, I’ve been there – I won’t pray that ordeal for my enemy. Going to the departmental board or university online portal to check a semester result but unfortunately, one or two results are missing; for a fact, that may be comforting. The worst scenario is when you are expecting a good grade in a particular course but you ended up with an F. Very sad, very sad indeed because that’s an automatic carryover
It doesn’t take a soothsayer to know that these incidents are not fated but planned by certain people pursuing a personal vendetta against a student. Although we know that some of this incident may happen by chance or carelessness, yet it is not acceptable.
Popular causes Missing Result/Scripts are
- Sexual harassment
- Not buying handouts/textbooks
- Class assignments
- Dating a lecturer’s girlfriend/boyfriend
- Handling a large number of student with limited time
- Examination misconduct
To write a letter Requesting for a missing result/script or remark is a bold step not for the faint-hearted. You may end up with many enemies. If you are so sure that the F grade is not among your least expectation and there were no registered examination misconduct from you, then pursue hard for re-checking or remark; You can write to the head of the department to rectify your carryover course. It is allowed (Every school has a policy that covers remarking of student script.) Prompt attention is given to every student’s complaint.
All academic grievances and complaints from students such as correction of wrong grades, errors in computation of students’ CGPAs, omitted grades, missing script etc, are usually documented and handed over to the appropriate committee through either the Head of the Department or the Dean. You also have the right to petition the school Board or Senate if you’re not satisfied with the decision of the Department Board or School Board.
Procedure/How to a letter complaining or requesting for missing script, wrong grade or remark
- If you feel victimized by a lecturer you may report immediately to the Vice-Chancellor through his head of department and Dean of the faculty for proper investigation.
- Authentication of victimization by the department and/or faculty special committee through invitation of staff concerned and script.
- Provisions for remarking (if that is your request) is done by a qualified lecturer within the department or from another university.
- Concerned staff would be disciplined if found guilty.
Letters 1: (Sample) how to write application letter request for exam script remark
Request for Result Script Remark
I, Miss Evelyn Enebeli, a 400 level student from the Department of Library and Information science, Delta State University has been in so much distress after the release of the first-semester result 5 days ago. I was expecting the least grade of C4 on LIS 402 Catalogue and Classification but to my uttermost surprise, I had an F and this shouldn’t be. I behaved myself well during the examination; no misconduct and I answered the examination question to the best of my knowledge.
After this unfortunate incident, I reviewed the examination question paper and sir, I’m certain of good grade and not an F. Dear Sir, with all due respect, I am requesting for a remark. And to avoid delay in response, I am writing to you directly – please give heed to my ordeal; I am sick already.
Thanks in anticipation
Letters 2: (Sample) how to write an application letter request for a missing result
An application requesting for the release of a missing result
I, Miss Evelyn Enebeli, a 400 level student from the Department of Library and Information science, Delta State University has been in so much distress after the release of the first-semester result 5 days ago. One of my result – to be precise LIS 402 Catalogue and Classification was missing. I have checked thoroughly but my results are neither on the departmental board /online nor with my course advisor. I hereby humbly request for the release of my missing result – please give heed to my ordeal as without this result I will wait for an extension.
Thanks in anticipation
Advice: Ensure you carry your Course Advisor along when you’re about to write an application request. He/She will advise you on what to do.
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