NU says Amsalis had one month to fix failing grade

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 27, 2018 01:16 PM
NU says Amsalis had one month to fix failing grade
NU says it had given Rhayyan Amsali to fix his failing grade (Photo courtesy of Rhayyan Amsali)

Contrary to Rhayyan Amsali’s claim that he and his family were not made aware of his failing grade beforehand, Nazareth School of National University said that the Amsali camp has had a hold of his report card for more than a month now.

According to a school official who requested anonymity, the Amsalis, through mother Nurisa, claimed Rhayyan’s final report card in early May.

Amsali, who had transferred from NSNU to San Beda High School a month ago, is not yet sure to be eligible for the Red Cubs for the looming NCAA Season 94.

According to the 17-year-old, here represented by Atty. Michelle Africa in a statement, “Amsali found out that he was given a failing mark in (a) subject.”

As such, he failed to finish Grade 10 in NSNU and needs to work on his documents to make his transfer to San Beda official.

As per the Amsali camp, they “did not receive any proper notice from his teachers, school administrators, or athletic moderators that he was underperforming or had deficiencies in the (said) subject.”

Therefore, the statement continued, “Without the required notice… this constitutes an unfair dealing amounting to denial of his rights to administrative due process. This apparent injustice could have been easily avoided if due notice was given.”

This is the exact opposite of what had happened, though, if NSNU is to be believed.

Because mother Nurisa had already claimed, and had signed to receive, her son’s report card, the Amsalis had one month or so to fix the failing grade. “Sana, nagawan na nila agad ng paraan. Pwede naman siyang makapag-summer classes pa sana para maayos,” the source said.

The source furthered that the NSNU school administration and the Bullpups team management had already long granted Amsali’s release.

This is in tune with Rhayyan’s statement that he had left his former school in good terms. As he put it then,  “Wala naman po akong masabi sa mga NU coaches kasi inalagaan po nila ako nang mabuti. Tinuruan po nila ako nang maayos kaya narating ko po kung anong meron ako ngayon.”

The six-foot-three forward is as versatile as they come and was a longtime fixture in NU’s  contention. Last season, he averaged 13.1 points, nine rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.6 steals in their runner-up finish in the UAAP.

Now in San Beda, he was expected to team up with Batang Gilas players Yukien Andrada and Joshua Lazaro to reclaim the crown they last wore in 2016.


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