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The Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti has set up a special committee to investigate the allegations of manipulation of PTS results and other protest issues recently raised by the students in Abia State-owned nursing schools.
In a statement by Dodoh Okafor, Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Communications, the Abia State government invited all students who were directly involved in the examinations and were convinced that standard procedures were deliberately sabotaged, to send their petitions to the office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor for proper investigations and other necessary administrative actions.
The state administration promised that no sacred cows would be protected and that all of the accusations would not be ignored, giving the general public and interested parties peace of mind.
The announcement instructed all of the irate students to submit their petitions by Friday at the latest.
The Eastern Updates recalls that many Nursing students last week staged a two day protest around some streets in Umuahia, calling for the sack of the Director of Nursing Service in Abia State Ministry of health, Mrs Onyeukwu Nwakaego, and some other top officials in the Nursing establishments.
The incensed pupils claimed that their scores had been tampered with and sold to the highest bidders.
They further alleged that the results of their PTS examinations were unduly delayed beyond a month, during which their actual scores were allegedly manipulated.