IT grad claims £5m for crap degree
University sued for a 2.2, pays out 0.0
A graduate from the University of Bradford has had his case to get his degree upgraded thrown out of court.
Tony Chinedu Wogu got a 2.2 from Bradford after completing a two-year HND course elsewhere.
Unhappy with his "drinker's degree" Wogu went to court claiming discrimination and seeking £5m compensation and a better grade.
Wogu represented himself at the High Court. He claimed he was not allowed to bring equipment into lessons but white students were. He also said lecturers brought in from other departments lacked relevant expertise.
He told the judge he'd been unable to get a job because of his lowly degree.
Barristers for the university said his case was incoherent and made no sense, the Telegraph reports.
The judge agreed with this description and threw the case out. He said the court had no power over academic decisions, nor the expertise to judge if they were correct or not.
The decision leaves Wogu with the bill for the university's legal fees. ®
IMPORT MAIL FOR MR TONY WOGU
PROFESSOR CHARLES HU
SCHOOL (UNI) OF MODERN COMPUTERS
DEAR MISTER TONY,
I AM WRITING OF IMPORTANT MATTER OF EDUCTION FOR YOU AND WE ARE PLEASED TO YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED FIRST (1ST) GRADE DEGREE IN MODERN DATA PROCESSING AT OUR UNIVERCITY. FOR US TO SEND YOUR DEGREE AND CASH AWARD FOR BEING CLEVER OF 35 MILLIAN DOLLARS YOU MUST SEND RELEASE FEE. PLEASE SEND YOUR BANK DETAILS AND CREDIT CARD NUMBERS FOR IDENTIFICATION. GOD WILLING WILL ALL BE QUICK DONE.
PLEASE FAX TO OFFICE +234 555 123456 OR EMAIL JOHNY475@FREEMAIL.IN
MR CHARLES (PROF. DR.)
Poor guy ...
One thing this guy would definetly get an 'A' in - being a dick. It would be interesting to know the cost of the legal fees he's been hit with.
I think it would be absolutely hilarious to know the legal fees...