Saturday, 22 August 2015

#Benue State University, Again!

The policy of tasking the final year students of Benue State University to pay five hundred naira each before submitting their original West African Examinations Council’s result and that of National Examinations Council is exploitation, duping and unfair rule upon the students.

At the time these students sought admission into the institution, their original certificates or rather, results were yet to be out and their statements of results were what the school in question accepted to use in offering them admission, having gone through and successfully making it in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the so-called aptitude test Post-UME conducted by the school.

As a matter of necessity and transparency, I would like the school authorities to explain why collecting a fee of five hundred naira per student, just for the submission of his or her original result? Was it the fault of these students that their documents were not ready at the time they applied for admission?

Therefore, the school’s management should not use its anger on innocent students because these were not responsible for the approximately five months’ strike that crippled the academic activities of the varsity, recently.

The Students’ Union Government of the institution should rightly, and if possible, aggressively kick against this exploitative policy.

I have known the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Charity Angya, as a mother, who always listens to the cry of her children (students) and takes action that put smile on their faces. Therefore, I strongly believe that she must do something to address the current travails of the students.

Awunah Pius Terwase, Mpape, Abuja<>

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