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International Swansea Uni students removed from Master’s for paying tuition fees ‘hours late’

Omolade Olaitan, Emmanuel Okohoboh, and Paulette Ojogun now face being deported to Nigeria


Three Swansea University students have been taken off their courses after their tuition fees were paid a few hours late.

Omolade Olaitan, 27, Emmanuel Okohoboh, 26, and Paulette Ojogun, 30 were all removed from their respective courses at Swansea Uni’s School of Management because they paid their full course fees less than one day after the deadline.

The three former Swansea students told ITV Wales that their fee payments had been slightly delayed due to a banking crisis in Nigeria which led to the government attempting to create a new currency.

They claim they explained their situation to the university and showed evidence to ITV that the payments had been made to the university, albeit “hours late”.

One student also said that they had been removed from their course, even though they paid their fees on time, unlike the other students mentioned.

Omolade told ITV that although her payment was received only hours after the deadline, she received an email from the university telling her to return to Nigeria and defer her studies as she would no longer be able to study there. She said: “I am this close to losing my sanity as a human being.

“On the 29th [March], I got an email from [the university]. They confirmed my payment and they told me that because the payment didn’t come in before the deadline, they can no longer allow me to enrol and that I should pack my bags and go back to my home country.”

She also added that she has continued to submit assignments and receive course material from her friends in the hope that the university changes its mind.

Emmanuel, who is in the same situation as Omolade, explained that when he tried to plead with his faculty to remain a student there, they threatened to escort him off campus. He also noted that he has not received any of his fees back from Swansea Uni.

Paulette finally added that, just like the other two students, she had made her first payment on time but when the second one was received late, she was also removed from her course. She said that she has attempted to contact the university but that they won’t give her “a listening ear”.

Paulette finally added that, just like the other two students, she had made her first payment on time but when the second one was received late, she was also removed from her course. She said that she has attempted to contact the university but that they won’t give her “a listening ear”.

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