On Monday in Umuahia, Abia State capital, nursing students from four Schools of Nursing in the state protested their exclusion in the rescheduled Preliminary Test Screening (PTS) exam.
The protesting students gathered at a Computer Based Test (CBT) centre, demanding the cancellation of the exam.
Security operatives, including police and DSS personnel, were called in to maintain order.
Some protesters entered the exam centre switched off the generator, and alleged foul play, claiming that 75 students who passed the initial PTS were deliberately excluded.
They also accused the school of nursing of exploitation, expressing frustration at spending heavily only to be excluded.
A parent mentioned spending over N1.5 million for his child and ward in the school.
The Commissioner for Health, Mrs. Ngozi Okoronkwo, who was present at the centre, stated that only those with authenticated O’Level results would participate in the rescheduled exam, enjoining everyone to follow due process.
She explained the screening process and attributed the admission oversights to the previous administration, mentioning that the current government has implemented measures to prevent such issues in the future.
Report by Chibuike Ezekwesili
News Editor: Okuh Clement Ikeme
Published by, Odoh Ngozi