Medical students of the University of Lagos , UNILAG, accept pleaded with the Federal High Court to stop the university senate from going in opposition with its plans to change the scholastic requirement needed by them to advance to 200-level.
The 100 suit students described the decision taken ~ the agency of the school as “ an make trial to weed them out of the universal school. ”
The aggrieved students complained that they were admitted to study dentistry, nursing, pharmacology and medicament but they have been asked to study other catamenia like botany and microbiology, Punch reports.
They accused the precedents of introducing new entry requirements at the text of their moving to 200 take aim, Despite scoring more than the 50 by cent.
The students accused the university of raising the academic requirement in systematize to accommodate diploma students, who allegedly paid N500,000 to the institution’s College of Medicine .
The aggrieved students, through their solicitor, Mr. Jiti Ogunye , therefore, urged the court to declare the Senate decision as a nullity.
They claimed that immediately after being admitted to the university, the academic requirements they needed to proceed to the favor year were clearly stated in the Faculty of Science pre-Medical and Pharmacy Programmes 2014-2016 Information Handbook made beneficial to them.
They added, “ The reported revision was not carried out by noble and genuine intentions to aggravate academic standards in the MBBS and other medical programmes in the College of Medicine. “It was besides not for the reason of adhesion to the admission quota of any one the National Universities Commission or of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria notwithstanding the MBBS in the College of Medicine, (that is 150 for the College of Medicine).
“It was since the purpose of creating admission spaces according to foundational course students who are given (or further appropriately sold) admission into the MBBS and other therapeutical programmes upon participating in a single-year programme organised by a Joint Unified Preliminary Examination Board despite which they paid to the literary institution a minimum total fee of N400,000 through session.
“The said payment is part of the internally generated revenue of the university, a stream of revenue which has attracted broad criticism in the university system in Nigeria, concerning lack of transparency and accountability in its direction.”
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