Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/16/graduate_sues_university/

IT grad claims £5m for crap degree

University sued for a 2.2, pays out 0.0

By John Oates

Posted in Law, 16th February 2011 12:03 GMT

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. ®