Provost debunks Students’ extortion allegation

The Provost, Kwara State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Imam Abubakar Ayinla has debunked the allegation that the college was extorting students.
It would be recalled that an online media platform recently posted a news story alleging that the “Students of the Kwara State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilorin complained of widespread official extortions by the school management”.
The Provost clarified that there is transparency in the payment of school fees and other charges while receipts are issued for all payments.
“I have directed that ICT should be deployed in making payments in the College to enhance accountability,” he explained.
On allegation regarding the N20,000 payment by students for experience trip to Aro (Psychiatric) hospital in Abeokuta, the provost said the payment includes N11,500 for transportation, while the balance of N8,500.00kl was for registration with the management of Aro in Abeokuta.
He further clarified that the N20,000.00 paid per student for the experience trip this year has been refunded through their class governor, since the journey was cancelled due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Ayinla assured the students that apart from approved fees by Kwara State Government no other fees/expenses are charged, stressing that the leadership of the college is aware of economic realities in the country and cannot afford to send its students/parents into financial liabilities.
He promised students of open communication channels that will bring more peaceful co-existence in the college community while warning the students to stay clear of mischief, misinformation, misdirection that could batter image of the college.
“Your primary assignment here (campus) is to read, comport yourself, be law abiding, in your utterances and carriage, be responsible and be good ambassadors of this college at all times”.
He thanked Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, Honourable Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Kwara State for her understanding, active support and commitment at all times to the College, stressing, “the College is poised to deliver on its mandate and committed to make its products worthy in learning and character while they will be agents of change in the health sector thereby contributing their quota to national development, the Provost stated.

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