48 final year students of Babcock university, Ogun State have alleged the institution of defrauding them a sum of 46 million naira
The affected students of the department of Medicine and Surgery of Benjamin Carson School of Medicine revealed that the institution asked them to pay N962,700 each for a training trip to India which was not eventually organised for them
It was further gathered that after the whooping amount was paid into the coffers of the school, the journey became impossible as the India embassy failed to grant the students the visa.
The issue then became a public mess when parents and students insisted on refund, which the school failed to oblige as the time of filing this report.
Gateway times gathered that some of the affected students who pleaded anonymity confirmed that the money was paid into the school account.
It was also reported that, the students paid the charged sum into the institution’s Diamond account number: 0027464169 with the name CHMS.
They explained that, the school management announced in May this year that they should pay their final year school fees in the tune of N3million naira.
They further narrated that, their parents have resolved to deduct the ‘extorted’ India training fees from their final year tuition fee, but the management threatened to prevent any students who fails to pay the tuition fee in full from writing the final year examinations.
However, the final year examinations is expected to commence 16th of July 2019.
One of the students who narrated the incident said, “They told us around October 2017, that we have to make payment for our trip to India for a training and they collected about N9,620,700 from us, although, I don’t know how many people paid but we are 48 in the class.
“From January last year we started going to the Embassy, of which the first batch is suppose to go on the 5th of March but after going to the Embassy three times, two days to the set date, we received a message that the Visa was not gotten and the traveling has been postponed indefinitely (because they didn’t give us a date).
“After a while, we resumed back to school without getting any useful response from the school, So January this year, when we resumed, we were supposed to pay our school fee but we refused to pay because we still have our money with the school.
“On 12th of January, the management called an impromptu meeting with our parent, but they were unable to attend because of the short notice.
“Since then, we haven’t heard anything from them up till today when we got a message from the management that we have to pay our school fee because because they are yet to get the money back and If they get it, it would be paid into our accounts. But we know fully well that the possibility of we getting the money back may be very slim because we graduating and leaving school next month next month and coupled with the fact that a lot of us doesn’t stay around here.” She added.