Open Extortion Going On In College Of Nursing In Nnewi; Final Year Students The Latest Victims

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Despite the economic hardship ravaging the country, lecturers and management of College of Nursing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, has resolved to pile more misery on their students by slamming them with a compulsory payment of N70,000 per student, to ‘appreciate lecturers’.


According to a notice sent to the 3rd year class group, the N70,000 is the criteria for the students eligibility to write their Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) exam.



I wish to notify and compulsory for 2021A 3rd year students to pay the sun of #70,000 NMC exam fees/expenses/appreciation of staff.

The above fee should be made to your Class rep via bank transfer (No cash is allowed).

If you are owing any debt endeavor to clear all.

This is the criteria for your eligibility to write your NMC exam.

NOTE: Also alternative arrangements for busses that will convey all students to the exam venue for three days should be made.

An additional note ordered the students to make alternative transportation arrangements to their exam venue for three days. This arrangement should be done amongst the students’. The instruction read.

The message also clarified that the payment is not for the NMC registration, asking the students to register for their examination by themselves.

With the deadline fast approaching, many students are struggling to raise the fee, leading to widespread discontent.

Further inquiry carried out confirmed that their affiliate, ‘National Open University have also been mandated to pay the sum of N35,000

While the exams are slated to begin on the 7th of May, 2024, concerns are being raised as to the level of exploitation ongoing in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.


A student, affected by the financial exploitation who pleaded anonymity, expressed her fears

According to her, despite the intimidation and exploitation, students are afraid to speak up because they have been threatened or their license can be seized.


She accused the principal, Mrs Aralu J. C of exploiting the students despite the harsh economic reality in the country.

We learnt that the class has a total of 64 students with each mandated to pay the sum of N70, 000 bringing the total amount to be collected from students to the tune of N4, 480, 000.

Another student (name withheld) confirmed the payment to NewdayReporters. According to the student, ‘the money is basically for the appreciation of the staff’.

An interview with a student from the affiliate NOUN confirms the extortion, highlighting a troubling trend in Nigeria’s education sector

Despite calls for intervention to stop student intimidation and exploitation, universities like the College of Nursing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, continue to exploit students for personal gain.


Affected Students urge the government, relevant authorities, and concerned citizens to intervene urgently to protect Nigerian students.

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Chidubem nonso jordan April 22, 2024 - 9:34 pm

What kind of rubbish is this?
Its so embarrassing.
My friend wanted to send her daughter to this school, thank God she chose UNTH.

Precious Okoye April 30, 2024 - 9:41 am

Send your child to this wicked school at the detriment of your finances. The bribery going on among the boards, admitting 300 students in which each is expected to pay at least 500k+ in total just to admit only 100! Nursing council needs to look into that school.

Achalugo Nwose April 22, 2024 - 10:17 pm

70kpa?! These people are joking o.

Na like this Floxy Nightingale take do for her time?

A dim glad, i chose another school.

Precious April 29, 2024 - 2:56 am

It’s not just about the above 70k, Nauth is extorting students!!!!
Admitting over 300+ students just to pick 100, we pay over the total of 700k+ for all the fees. In this hard economy, it’s very unfair! They deliberately fail students just to meet up with their quota.


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