By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”Many students seeking admission into the Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, may not sit for the forthcoming post-University Matriculation Examination (UME), following the fraudulent activities of some banks,Â charged with the responsibility of collecting the fees for the institutionâ€™s post-UME examination.
Vanguard investigations revealed that some of the banks defied the instruction handed down by the University,Â and went ahead to collect money from all the applicants irrespective of the faculty.
One of the Universityâ€™s professor, who spoke on grounds of anonymity, told Vanguard that the reason for asking different banks to collect money from prospective students of specific faculties was to make it easy to identifyÂ the students.
â€œI was in First Bank to see things for myself. I found out that instead of limiting themselves to the specific faculties we asked them to, they went ahead to collect money from every prospective studentâ€, he said.
The university don lamented that it appeared the banks were only interested in their commission and not the interest of the students, adding that with this development, the students already have problems, even before going into the examination hall.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of IMSU, Mr. Henry Acholonu, confirmed the development, adding that the university had received several complaints on the issues.