UNILAG Students To Sue School Authority For Changing Their Courses


Some therapeutic students of the University of Lagos, Akoka, who were given menstrual flux contrary to their choices, have threatened to take the institution to court if it fails to vicissitude its decision within seven days, starting from Wednesday, February 17.
They said they had petitioned the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rahman Bello, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Senate Committee in successi~ Education, the National Universities Commission, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, mixed others, on the development, saying they wanted favourable response before the ultimatum elapsed.
The students had reportedly met the thrust mark set by UNILAG for them to put in motion to 200 level, but most of them were not admitted into the College of Medicine in Idi-Araba ~ward the grounds that the quota given to the seminary was not sufficient.
Some of the students and their parents forward Thursday protested against the development at PUNCH Place on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, displaying placards, some of which read, “JAMB, NUC, please reserve our future, save our career, not including our destiny, come to our take part with,” “This scam must check, we want our courses at the association of medicine”, “Prof. Rahman Bello, you are a Pharaoh, tolerate our children to cross to the promised corporation.”
The petition, which was signed by the principal solicitor for the aggrieved students, Jiti Ogunye, comprehend in part, “We are solicitors to the students of the Faculty of Sciences in the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State.
“By their performances in their first year course work and examinations, they met the requirements ~ the agency of having a Cumulative Grade Point Average or continually increasing score average of 50 in the groupings of courses for the Medicine and Surgery, Medical Laboratory, Nursing, and Physiotherapy departments; and a 2.00 CGPA with respect to students in Pharmacology, Physiology and Radiography departments to advance to 200 on a par and first year in the UNILAG College of Medicine.”
The supplication stated further that the school had raised the requirements from 50 for cent and 2.0 CGPA to between 2.5 and 4.11 CGPA for the students had met the first standards.
“We demand that the university rescind its decision by allowing our clients to catalogue for the various medical programmes in the College of Medicine and make a beginning attendance of classes.
If the universal school fails or refuses to accede to our ask within seven days of the giving up of this letter, we shall not stop to consider to initiate a legal action to counter-poise the University of Lagos in the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, towards the judicial review of the administrative process.”
One of the students, Emmanuel Adebiyi, who wanted to study medicine, said he could not settle during pharmacology, which he was given through the school.
He said, “I got 56, 58 and 72 in the three required catamenia, but I could not advance to 200 equal elevation to further my education as a therapeutical student.
We are being denied our rights. We appealed to the President to turn the thoughts into this. I was given Pharmacology, what one. I did not bargain for.”
A Medical Laboratory learner, Samuel Sodipe, said he was eventually offered Botany, “that I don’t like.”
Evelyn Ajisafe related the decision of the school had caused “disorientation” of the pretending students, adding that they could not study the sort of they did not apply for.
“At the extremity of my 100 level, I had 3.9 CGPA, what one. is above the 2.00 required ~ the agency of the school. I had already bought some materials for the college of medicine. But when the list came in a puzzle, 19 out of 49 students were selected. I was mixed those that met the requirements, if it were not that not shortlisted.
The university said in that place was a specific quota which we were not told around from the beginning. I want the teach authorities to give us our analogical courses. We are psychologically disturbed.”
One of the parents, who gave his part simply as Otunba Afolabi, said the claim ~ dint of. the VC that the affected students failed “is a noisy lie.”
“I have been having restless nights since this issue started. The educate is trying to destroy the fortune of these children. I wanted my daughter to study Agriculture, only she insisted that she wanted nursing. She tried her most judicious and met the criteria – she had 60, 53 and 58. She had been receiving lectures when the list came out and her speak of was not there,” he added.
The UNILAG spokesperson, Toyin Adebule, could not subsist reached for comment as his straight direction rang out.
A text message sent to his sensitive phone had yet to be replied to because of time of filing this make minutes of.

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