UNILAG: Parents seek redress over change of admission rule


Parents of 100 adapt students from the Faculty of Science, University of Lagos, UNILAG, who were prevented ~ dint of. the school authorities to cross to boot into the College of Medicine, regard called on relevant stakeholders to send word to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bello Rahmon to set aside his decisions and allow the insincere students pursue their dreams. Unilag They spoke at a joining organised by The Education Rights Campaign ERC held at the International Press Centre, Ogba. Recall that freshly, some students from the Departments of Medicine and Surgery, MBBS Dentistry, Medical Laboratory, Nursing, Pharmacology and Radiography held a attest at the gate of the establishing over what they called change of rules of access into the College of Medicine, Idi Araba. The allegations included raising the previous cumulative score average of 50 toward the Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry, Medical Laboratory, Science , Nursing and Physiotherapy to control of 4.11 CGPA for MBBS; 3.25 CGPA on the side of Medical Laboratory Science; 3.06 CGPA conducive to Physiotherapy, 3.00 for Nursing, and 3.06 CGPA for Dentistry. In the same vein, the 2.00 CGPA ingress for pharmacology, Physiology and Radiology programmes was revised to occupancy of a minimum CGPA of 2.5. National Coordinator, ERC, Hassan Soweto said UNILAG, reneged on the contract it entered into through 100 level Faculty of Science students with regard to pre-medical and pharmacy programmes 2014-2016, ~ the agency of raising the minimum requirements for the consign of a first year(100 aim) student into the College of Medicine. Mr Soweto related a total of 271 students who met the requirements ~ the sake of the transfer into the College of Medicine , sole 169 students got accepted, leaving the rest of the 102 students through an option of either changing methodical arrangement of study or stepping down. This he related amounted to injustice and indiscretion of the school’s sovereignty. His words, “We hold that the canting students must not be made to sustain loss for the indiscretion of the literary institution. We demand that they allowed to progress to the College as they require met the entry requirements. By killing”their dreams, it is Nigeria and Nigerians who violently need more doctors, nurses and other hale condition professionals that we are killing. Mr Chuks Elue, the aggrieved parents delegate, said the decision of the universal school has brought untold hardship to the students, “ As the students be conscious of being traumatic and distraught, that if care is not taken the students efficiency involve in negative vices. “We longing the VC to change this decision” Allegation of make different of programmes by the school sovereignty for the affected students: For Otunba Ölabisi Modupe , a parent to one of the affected students told Vanguard that her daughter’ s condition was shocking as she was earlier denied admission into the college, only to find out later that she has been registered through the school authority for a set of dishes she did not registered. Corroborating the claims, of students previously denied admission to be given a make some ~ in. of programme, Oludola Oyenuga said that he ought to subsist in 200l studying Medicine& Surgery, limit was given Radiography. This he attributed to the school’s habitude of correcting its mistake and placating the students. I don’t lack a change of programme, but Medicine, taken in the character of it is my passion. He more distant started that, “ Denying us our tender emotion to be health practitioners amount to truncating our dreams and coming time. Another student who declined her race said that the earlier decision of the universal school and subsequent registering students for programmes they did not chronicle has caused the students a great number. “ “I feel frustrated and confused for example I initially put Nursing, was denied admission into the association after the university decision. Now, I level more confuse as I recently checked my side view only to see I have been given Botany. “ I requirement to return back to study Nursing and not Botany. As I have the consciousness of being depress any time I see my mates before that time studying in the college.

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