College Provost in Imo risks dismissal over alleged fraudulent levying of students

Ngozi Duru, who is the provost of Imo College of Nursing and Midwifery Okporo Orlu in Imo State, may face immediate dismissal if the recent revelations about the institution are anything to go by.

Prof. B. T. O Ikegwuoha, the state Commissioner for Education, who visited the school on Thursday, revealed that students in the institution are currently tasked over 400,000 naira for a session, a development he described as outright extortion of the students.

The commissioner expressed shock that the institution had since commenced academic activities without authorization of the state ministry of Education and against the COVID-19 directives as earlier given by the state government.

According to him, “the students have been levied all manner of materials like antiseptic and disinfectants, among other things. They imposed different fees on the students at exorbitant rates. This is unacceptable.”

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It was also gathered that the provost allegedly moved out of the college compound on hearing that the commissioner was on his way to inspect the institution.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner has summoned the school bursar to his office to provide all the schedule of fees paid in recent times.

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