The Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu has suspended the Principal and Vice Principal of its School of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Mrs. Ruth Buzo-Madulia and Mr. Afam Ndu, over alleged embezzlement of examination fees paid by students.
The duo were sanctioned for failure to remit N400,000 collected from the 2016 set of students as part of application, registration, certificate and licensing fees to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
The news is each of the 31 students who graduated in 2016 was made to pay over N48,000, amounting to over N1.5million, into the personal account of the vice principal to enable them collect their psychiatric nursing licence. However, one year after the payment was made and graduation, they could neither be registered nor get the licence.
The students, through their class representatives, petitioned the management of the hospital and demanded investigation of the matter.
“The students petitioned management because the Nursing and Midwifery Council withheld their registration, notification and licence, since
November 2016 when they passed out until date. The council said the 2016 set paid N400,000.00 short of the fees. The correct fees for the 31 candidates is N1,550,125 but the school remitted only N1,150,125 having unpaid balance of N400,000,” he said.
When contacted, Buzo-Madulia and Ndu denied embezzling the funds, even as they claimed that the hospital authorities lacked power to suspend them.
Buzo-Madulia and Ndu stated that the over payment into the council’s account by the school was through First Bank electronic remitta No. R118804406.
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