Over Admission In UNICAL: As Heads Of Departments Rejects Some Freshers
CALABAR- Indications emerged recently that the University of Calabar has admitted more than usual, in the just concluded admission offered to the freshmen for the ongoing academic session.
Findings made by our reporter has it that various heads of departments are rejecting majority of the students offered admission into their respective departments, for what they described as over admission, on the part of the management of the university.
One of the typical department who had rejected numerous freshmen whom had joyfully resumed to start school, after paying the highly placed acceptance fee, us the department of Medical Laboratory Science, in the college of medical science.
Some of the rejected students, who spoke out, had these to say:
An igbo boy who identified himself as Emeka lamented over the punishments and frustration caused him.
According to him, he had resumed early enough, and had paid his acceptance fee of fifteen thousand naira, and proceeded to the department for clearance by the HOD, only for the HOD to inform him that the department if filled, and as such he has to changed programme.
Similar case has also been reported in the department of medicine and surgery too.
Reacting to the development, the Registrar of the institution, Mr. Moses Abang, urged the HOD’s not to reject any students offered admission in their departments, but up till now the registrars admonition seems to had fallen on deaf ears, as many of the rejected students are still seen roaming about the four walls of the university, while some have opted for a change of programme.
In an attempt to speak with the HOD of Medical Lab Science, who is leading in the rejection of students act, he was not found on seat, but a very senior lecturer in the department, who spoke in anonymity expressed total disappointments on the part of the university management for offering admission to students more than the total number allotted to the department by the professional body.
He added that if the HOD had cleared all of them, the department stand at risk of losing accreditation from professional body.
According to him, the highest number the department can contained is 80, but the university offered more than 140 students admission into the department.
He pleaded with those affected to change to other department that are ready to accommodate them.