Abia Government Preliminary Examination for Nursing Students Cancelled | Guardian Nigeria News


The Abia government on Tuesday announced that the Preliminary Examination Session (PTS) for students of Amachala School of Nursing and Umuahia Federal Medical Center has been cancelled.

The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr Okey Kanu, disclosed this at a press conference on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting in Umuahia.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that students in some schools staged a protest on Thursday, alleging that the exams were being manipulated by their respective schools.

NAN also reports that the students have called for the cancellation of the PTS exam.

Kanu said the cancellation was made by the government based on allegations of misconduct during the exercise.

He added: “As a responsive government, a committee has been set up and its preliminary report indicates that while the investigation continues, the exams will be cancelled.”

Mr Kanu said the government was committed to promoting transparency in all activities.

“Rest assured that another exam will be conducted soon to ensure that all questions related to this issue have been correctly resolved,” he added.

Chief Secretary to the Governor, Mr Chinenye Mbah, said the committee met with officials and leaders of the School of Nursing, Amachala and Federal Medical Center Umuahia to ascertain what went wrong during the examination. Stated.

“After considering all the information we gathered from all parties, it was clear that the test could have been conducted better to maintain the integrity expected of the test.

“We are still investigating to see exactly what went wrong during the inspection and how these points can be corrected,” Mba said.

Also, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ferdinand Ekeoma, said the government had put in place appropriate mechanisms to intervene in the matter.

Mr Ekeoma said the government’s intervention was in conjunction with the promise made by Dr. Alex Otti at the inauguration of the current administration.

He said his administration had declared a state of emergency in the health sector upon taking office, and called on stakeholders to support the government’s efforts to transform the health sector.

“The admission of nursing students was not done by the previous administration. Normally they would not have admitted more than 400 students against the capacity of 70,” Ekeoma said.

Source: guardian.ng

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