Post-UTME Screening: Parents Protest High Fee in Ekiti Varsity

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Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

A cross-section of parents whose children and wards are seeking admission into the Ekiti State University, (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, have sent a passionate appeal to the institution’s authorities to tread softly on the issue of pre-admission screening and payments.

They pleaded with the Vice Chancellor of the institution , Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, to reduce the screening fee to prevent the hardship on the parents.

Some of the concerned parents who spoke to reporters on Friday in Ado Ekiti lamented the repeated screening exercises introduced by the authorities in relation to the 2016/2017 admission exercise.

They accused the university of conducting two separate screening exercises for the prospective students, with each of the screening attracting as much as N5,600, despite the ban placed on such screening by the Federal government.

According to Mrs Afeniforo Emmanuel, the university pre-qualified candidates who possessed the prescribed minimum UTME scores as well as met the required minimum of five credit pass, including English Language and Mathematics, for post UTME screening three weeks ago.

According to her, a sum of N5,600 was paid to the prescribed banks for the exercise, thinking that the next thing would be for her ward to be offered or
denied admission.