06/07/2012 06:39 pm ET Updated Jun 08, 2012

Maryland High School Diplomas Recalled For Misspelling 'Program' (VIDEO)

High schools in Maryland's Prince George's County -- all 23 of them -- were forced to reprint nearly 8,000 diplomas after discovering a typo, MSNBC reports.

Last week, students were awarded diplomas stating they had completed their "progam of study," the Washington Post reports. The spelling error was apparently committed by the printing company and will be fixed at no additional charge to the county, which paid nearly $16,000 for the documents.

National Quality Products issued an apology to students and said the new certificates will be available in about a month.

"We understand the value of your hard work and achievement; therefore we are reprinting your diploma," the company said in a statement obtained by NBC Washington.

Lynn Bryant, a recent Frederick Douglass High School graduate, noticed the error and had only one thing to say about it.

“That’s kind of embarrassing," Bryant told Hyattsville Patch.

Another recent graduate from Oxon Hill High School said he didn't quite understand how the typo got past officials.

"I would think it would be somebody’s job to proof and reproof again, especially with something that serious," Terrence Odom told the Washington Post.

Then again, one might argue that logic is also applicable to presidential campaigns.

CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this article, the location of the affected schools was misidentified as Prince George County. The schools are in Prince George's County.