The National Association of Nigerian Students has asked tertiary institutions which have collected fees for post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination test from admission seekers to refund the applicants.
The Deputy Coordinator of NANS in the South-West, Mr. Saheed Afolabi, said this in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Saturday.
The association said students were in support of the decision by the Federal Government to scrap post-UTME, saying institutions which have gone ahead to conduct the test after the order of the government should refund the applicants.
The NANS leader stated that students would storm any recalcitrant institution and ensure the fees were refunded by force.
He said, “We thank the Federal Ministry of Education and the Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, for taking the bold step by canceling post-UTME. Many tertiary institutions have turned the poor students and their parents into a source of making money.
“They know they have space for 1,500 students but they would collect money from 20,000 admission seekers to make money, which they eventually embezzled. But thank God this has been stopped.
“However, there are still some institutions which have gone ahead to collect money from admission seekers; these ones should pay the students back their money, otherwise we will mobilise students to such schools and force them to make refund.”