A group, Civil Empowerment and Rule of Law Support Initiative (CERLSI), has issued a two-week ultimatum to Sanusi Jimah, rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Edo state, to rescind the decision of revoking the admission of some students.
The group had earlier accused the school of arbitrarily removing names of already admitted students who were unable to make the full payment of their school fee.
Some of the admitted students had said they were denied registration because of their failure to meet the two-week deadline for payment.
A student said he got admitted into the department of estate management on November 1, and he paid N48,000 at the designated bank on the 15th of the same month but when he later opened the portal for his registration, his name was no more on the list.
He said when he complained to the department of management information system, he was told that his name was removed because did not make his payment within the two weeks ultimatum.
In a statement, Bob Etemiku, the group’s deputy executive director, said the rector will face legal action if he fails to rescind his decision to revoke the students admission.
He accused the rector of being inconsiderate to the plight of the students who had gone through a series of preparations and examinations before they were granted admission.
“That we are constrained by your decision to offer you a two-week ultimatum to rescind that unfortunate decision of yours,” the statement read.
“That we will have no other option than to institute legal action against you, at the end of the aforesaid time frame above and the Auchi Polytechnic, in furtherance of the rights of the students and their parents.”
The group had earlier asked the polytechnic management to extend the deadline for the payment of its admission fees by prospective students.