Syndicate Hijacks Admission Process At UNIUYO, Frustrated Candidates Protest

Syndicate Hijacks Admission Process At UNIUYO, Frustrated Candidates Protest
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BY INIOBONG SUNDAY, UYO

Frustrated students drawn from the  basic studies programme, of the University of ,Uyo (UNIUYO) study centre at Abak, Akwa Ibom state, have raised the alarm over the institution’s failure to grant them admission after completing the qualifying examinations.

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The affected candidates, it was gathered, protested to the school management at the main campus seeking to be absorbed after completing the mandatory programmes. .

The Vice – Chancellor, Professor Nyaudoh Ndaeyo was helpless, as he could not attend to the matter.
One of the students, who spoke on condition of  anonymity, accused the school management of deliberately truncating our future, while allowing the admission process to be hijacked by syndicate who allegedly traded the admission for cash.

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She explained that, “having completed my one year basic studies programme and passed the prescribed Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB), I had expected to be admitted by direct entry through JAMB into year two in any faculty/departments of choice.

“Instead, what we are getting is the university luring  us with courses we did not apply to read, even after we have passed  the JUPEB examinations with appropriate scores.

“There is serious contention right now in the admission process of UNIUYO and, what we understand is that, there is a racket  going on already; where politicians and businessmen are alleged to be influencing admissions with money for their children and wards.

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“Like me I wanted to read Law, but the university wants to give me Political Science and Public Administration; is that an alternative to Law? I do not think so. We are likely to challenge the school in the Court for this irregular process.

“So, we strongly condemn this development and strongly appealed to the Vice -Chancellor, Professor Nyaudoh Ndaeyo and the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) to save our future by looking into it”, she stated.

It was gathered that candidates seriously affected are those who applied to read Law, Medicine and Pharmacy.

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) did not respond to inquiries by this reporter, while effort to speak with the Vice – Chancellor, Professor Nyaudoh Ndaeyo was also rebuffed, as he neither respond to calls nor reply to text.

However, the Admission Officer, Mr. Okuete and the Director of Information, Mrs Blossom Okorie when contacted on the telephone were reluctant to speak on the matter.

Aljazirahnews


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