Target: Essen School of Economics and Management
Goal: Drop the lawsuit against Marcel Pohl for finishing his degrees too early
Twenty-two year old Marcel Pohl finished eleven semesters of school, which included his Bachelors and Masters degrees in three semesters. He completed the coursework in August 2011, and now the School of Economics and Management is suing him for the remainder of his tuition. After the case was taken to court, the judge determined that because Pohl used the same facilities as any other student, he should have to pay for them.
Pohl believes that because students who drop out without graduating don’t have to pay for the facilities they use, he shouldn’t have to either, when all the students sign the same contract. He completed his coursework while carrying out an apprenticeship in a bank, and gained a grade of 2.3 at graduation. He is being asked to pay $3,000 in fees, but expects to have to pay more. The school agreed to allow Pohl to finish his degrees early, but the amount of fees he had to pay was never agreed on.
Sign the petition below, and ask the Essen School of Economics and Management to drop the lawsuit against Marcel Pohl. So many students take so long to finish their degrees, if they finish them at all, and Pohl should not be forced to pay for the time he didn’t spend in school. Students are already saddled with so much debt these days, and Marcel Pohl should not be punished for completing his degree early.
School of Economics and Management,
Marcel Pohl was able to successfully complete both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in twenty months while carrying out an apprenticeship in a bank, a remarkable feat for any student. However, your officials have elected to punish him for completing his studies early by suing him for a portion of the fees he would have paid had he taken longer to graduate, when you were well aware of his plans to graduate early.
Students are saddled with so much debt nowadays, and often take so long to graduate; but Mr. Pohl was able to complete his degree quickly and begin his after-college life. He should not be punished for his successes. By suing him for finishing early, you are showing other students that it does not pay to succeed. Please drop your lawsuit against him. He will inspire other students, but not many of them will be able to follow his example. Don’t make him pay for the lost income.
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