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Kathryn Quinn

A university is suing one of it students for compensation after he completed his economics masters degree in just 18 months - depriving them of fours years of fees.

Brianbox Marcel Pohl completed 60 exams in 20 months winning a 2.3 grade from the privately run Essen School of Economics and Management.

But instead of celebrating his success, officials are demanding 3,000 GBP compensation for the fees he should have been paying for the rest of his studies.

"When I got the lawsuit, I thought it couldn't be true," said Pohl, 22, who now works for a bank in Frankfurt.

"I'd believed that performance is supposed to be worth something," he added.

College managers refused to comment but confirmed the case was going ahead.

"We do not want to comment on the case before it has reached court," said a spokesman.

But Pohl's lawyer Bernhard Kraas explained: "When someone hurries and finishes early, suddenly he has to pay more. That can't be right."

Fast worker Pohl completed his degree early by working round the clock and sharing lectures and notes with two friends.

"We agreed our plans in advance with the university. We didn't ask for or get any freebie," he said.

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