Ambrose Alli, a professor at a Nigerian university, sells admissions to law and medical labs to the highest bidders after collecting over N71,000 in acceptance fees from deserving students

Sep 1, 2023 | Politics | 0 comments

The institution offered admittance to affluent and connected youngsters after taking payments from their parents.

The Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, fraudulently transferred Law and Medical Laboratory Sciences students to different departments after they paid N71,900 admission fees.

The institution offered admittance to affluent and connected youngsters after taking payments from their parents.

The Law course was the objective since admissions continue today. The concerned students paid N71,900 application fees and were awaiting admittance.

They were shifted to different departments to make room for the children of powerful bidders, “A prominent University professor spoke on condition of anonymity to SaharaReporters on Thursday.

He said that on Thursday, August 10, 2023, the institution sent a “Notice To All Newly Accepted Students (UTME and DE),” requiring all Law and Medical Laboratory Sciences students to pay their entire tuition by Monday, August 14, 2023.

The insider stated that the university administration would not have said Thursday evening ordering students to pay total weekend costs if they weren’t corrupt.

The kids have till Friday and Monday to pay. The pupils will create a Remita invoice before paying at the bank.

“So the university authority thought that due to internet issues and heavy traffic on the university site, many students would not be able to generate Remita invoices to pay the fees within two working days and would sell their admissions to children of connected Nigerians,” the university source said.

On Thursday, SaharaReporters received a special release signed by University Acting Registrar Ambrose E. Odiase and Head of Corporate Communications Otunba Mike Ade Aladenika.

“The University Administration has ordered ALL accepted UTME and DE students entering LAW and MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE to pay their Entire school fees by midnight on Monday, August 14, 2023.

“Students who fail to pay their school fees by the deadline will be considered to have lost their acceptance into the two programmes and will be reassigned to other programmes if they qualify, subject to space availability.

“The Deputy Registrar (Admissions) and ICT Director must execute the order.

This is for incoming students, parents, the University community, and the public.

SaharaReporters found that several students were transferred to BA in English, History, and International Studies.

Students were accepted to law school. They paid acceptance fees. When the admission process was underway, the university administration must have noticed excellent law course bids and released a statement that said anybody who didn’t pay school fees within four days would be dismissed.

Not acceptable and condemnable. So, corruption prevents talented, impoverished kids from studying particular courses in Nigeria. Disappointing, “remarked another university instructor.

When calling the University Registrar and Head of Corporate Communications, Mr. Odiase and Mr. Aladenika, they have yet to respond.

At the time of this report, they had not responded to text messages on their phones.

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