By Matthew Denis
The Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa has warned candidates seeking admission into the institution for the 2017/2018 against falling victims of fraudsters asking for screening fees.
The Provost of College, Alhaji Aliyu Abdulrauf made the disclosure while speaking on the importance of the newly introduced computers based test (CBT) for the applicants who sat the school examination.
He said, ” We introduced CTB in order to eliminate the series of abnormality in the system ranging from admission racketeering to prospective students being duped by staff in the college.
“We equally discovered that some money will be collected from the students on behalf of the college without our knowledge. Apart from money for admission some staff collect money for first semester exams. So we look at it and frowned against this deviant attitude.
“We all passed through the educational system and attended some professional programmes, so we felt that innocent students shouldn’t be cheated and there should be decorum in whatever we are doing.
The Provost stressed that some anomalies were recorded in [previous examinations, which the school is trying to correct.
Abdulrauf said, “We decided to introduce CBT to bring about sanity into the system. As you can see the exercise is ongoing and we had about 15 batches of the candidates undertaking the examination smoothly.
“What we are doing is that immediately after the CBT examination, the students will go in for interview. This saves the students from falling victim to fraudsters.
He assured that any applicant that scores 75 percent in the CBT will be given automatic chance for the admission.
On the recent protest by students against non- accreditation of some courses, the Provost stressed that they are working tirelessly to meet the professional standard of such courses.
He said, “Change is necessary and some of the programmes in this college have gone beyond where they started like medical laboratory science. Of course some things need to be put in place and the college council wants graduates of such courses to gain admission into 200 level in the universities, but some people are frustrating the process.
“We are therefore appealing to experts and stakeholders to collaborate with the school management in ensuring accreditation of such courses in due time,” he added.