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June 25, 2024

UNN frowns at alleged extortion in Department of Political Science

UNN frowns at alleged extortion in Department of Political Science

By Chinedu Adonu

The Management of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN on Tuesday bemoaned the viral post of extortion in the Department of political science on X (formerly known as Twitter).

The institution in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Dr. Okwun Omeaku disclosed that the post accused some certain individuals of extorting postgraduate students in the Department of Political Science.

He declared that the University strictly prohibits any form of extortion of students, whether at the postgraduate or undergraduate levels, urging the affected students to cooperate with the process by providing evidence that would help in identifying the culprits.

He advised the students to make all their payments directly into the University’s Treasury Single Account (TSA), and obtain receipts at the Bursary section of the College of Postgraduate Studies.

“The management of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN has taken notice of the viral post on X (formerly Twitter) accusing certain individuals with criminal inclinations of extorting postgraduate students in our Department of Political Science.

“The institution upholds stringent ethical standards for both its faculty and students and promptly addresses any reports of extortion or other illicit activities involving any of its staff.

“Postgraduate students at UNN are required to pay their tuition fees each academic session, as well as the external examination fees towards the conclusion of their program. These payments are to be made directly into the University’s Treasury Single Account (TSA), and official receipts are issued at the Bursary section of the College of Postgraduate Studies.

“The UNN management will conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations of extortion in our Department of Political Science. We urge the affected students to cooperate with the process by providing evidence that will aid in identifying the culprits.

“The Management of UNN is dedicated to protecting our students from the misconducts of a few bad eggs. However, we encourage our students to first report their grievances to the university administration through the appropriate communication channel established to safeguard the complainant,” the statement reads.