The Obafemi Awolowo (OAU), Ile-Ife, has come again. The university admitted students for pre-degree programme into Medical, Engineering and Business Administration last year November, with the aim of preparing and admitting the students of the programme for their choiced course once they score the required 180 in JAMB and 60% and above in the pre-degree examinations.
But to the dismay and astonishment of all parents and students who went through the programme, the university has reneged on their position; the university will want to admit the students based on their JAMB scores alone and that the pre-degree examination scores would no longer be considered.
This is after the students had gone through the rigours and tough pre-degree examination with their parents paying through their noses to see them through the costly programme. Indeed, the preparation for the examination took nine months of rigorous and challenging studies.
This is to say the least unfair and cruel on the part of the OAU authorities, especially for a reputable and highly rated university like this. It distracts from the hitherto preeminence of OAU as an institution recognized throughout the world.
Consequently, we implore the Minister of Education to please intervene and redress this injustice, so that the university can go back to their earlier position and agreement at the start of the pre-degree programme. This is the only way that the students will not suffer in vain.
– Okechukwu, a concerned parent wrote leadership.ng from Ibadan
Okegbemi Olusoji Festus is an Editor/Creative writer at campustori.com, A digital media Executive and a known Social Media Enthusiast.