General News of Saturday, 1 July 2017
Some Members of Parliament have pressed for a stop in the sale of admission forms by tertiary institutions.
They expressed that the practice is equal to cheating potential students.
According to Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson Dafiemekpor, selling the admission forms increases the cost of pursuing tertiary education.
From research some of these forms range from ?150 to ?300 per form.
Many students have to buy about two or three forms with a hope that they will get admitted to at least one of the schools.
Again, he said many senior high school graduates are unable to further their education because of the high cost involved.
“Even the online forms, they are being asked to pay for it”, he complained.
The Member of Parliament added that the banks through which the forms are being paid for at are also levying their service charges.
To him, the tertiary institutions are “fleecing” the people.
He expresses his worry over the fact that the universities do not refund monies for those students who are not admitted.
“It is a disincentive to accessing tertiary level education in the public institution”, he said.
He stated that admission forms of the institutions should be free and students must be allowed to pay for only the admission fees and other charges involved when an applicant gains admission.