University revokes unemployed graduate’s degree for burning her certificate (Video)

The management of Exploits University, Malawi has revoked a BSc in Business Administration degree it awarded to a former student, Bridget Thapwile Soko.

Bridget had burnt her certificate in a viral video on TikTok after being frustrated by years of unemployment since graduation.

But the Institution released a statement condemning her actions and it sent a letter to the graduate informing her of its decision to revoke her degree.

President of Exploits University, Dr. Desmond Bikoko, in the letter dated 21st October, 2022, said burning her certificate is a disgrace and it is taken to mean she wishes to tarnish the image of the school.

It reads; “We have learnt with disappointment that you recorded a video clip burning a degree that we awarded to you upon completion of your studies with Exploits University and posted on social media.

“It is our interpretation that you did this to disgrace and tarnish the image of the university. “The university is therefore revoking the degree of business administration awarded to you. Our decision will also be made public through the media.

“Consequently, you are no longer a graduate of Exploits University and as such your degree certificate is invalidated with immediate effect.”

Watch the video below:

Similarly, a Nigerian man, Oludare Alaba created a scene when he visited Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogboosho, Oyo state to demand a refund of his school fees.

The graduate went along with his certificate which he returned, saying that years after graduating, he has been unable to secure a job.

A video which trended online showed when he presented his certificates to the University staff with security personnel present.

He claimed that he had been suffering since when he graduated, noting that the certificate had not yielded him any financial gain since he was awarded.

“Give me my money, I am suffering,” the man lamented.

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