The School of Nursing in Banjul is in the spotlight again. Reports reaching What’s On-Gambia raised a number of flags about the admissions of some students.
A source revealed that the authorities have ignored entry statutory requirement and admit students on the basis of whom you know and highest bidder.
“I know someone who was admitted without meeting the academic requirements. He did the WAEC exams but did not obtain the required grades to enter Gambia College – School of Education. He decided to re-sit the exams and he failed again and was again refused admission on the HTC program. And now because of corruption at the School of Nursing, he was accepted there without chemistry, biology and physics.”
According to the source, who claims to be a staff of the University of The Gambia, family ties and money have for years played a role in the admission process at the country’s only nursing school.
“It is not fair. Many bright students from disadvantaged background are turned away because they don’t have money to bribe or family members who are well connected. The current students should come together and fight against it. It is not helping the image of the school.”