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December 7, 2016
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Pakistani student sues Oxford University for £1m over exam result

Pakistani student sues Oxford University for £1m over exam result

LONDON: A former Pakistani student of Oxford University, Faiz Siddiqui is suing his alma mater for £1 million in lost earnings, claiming “appallingly bad” tuition ruined his chance of achieving a top degree.

According to local English media, 38-years-old Faiz Siddiqui claimed, he would have had a stellar career in commercial Law had he not emerged with just a 2:1 grade in modern history in 2000.

He told the High Court his failure to obtain a first class degree has left him suffering from depression and unable to hold down a job.

According to media report, the University admits it had difficulty teaching his course on Indian imperial history as more than half of the faculty’s staff was on sabbatical leave.

Siddiqui’s counsel, Roger Mallalieu, said 13 of the 15 students who took the course received their lowest or joint lowest mark - showing “the standard of teaching was objectively unacceptable”.

Julian Milford, for the University, questioned why it had taken 13 years to bring the case and insisted Brasenose College had done its utmost to help the student.

If he wins the case, the other student could sue the university.

Judge Mr. Justice Kerr will make his ruling later this month.

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