The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba Usman, the Police Service Commission (PSC) and other security authorities to intervene in the admission irregularities going at the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano.
Parents said their wards sat for the 2021 UTME who choose the Academy as their first and 2nd choice of institution and whose admission was to have taken effect in September 2021 into the 9th regular course was suspended as a result of backlogs of 2020 admission seekers which had been equally delayed due to COVID – 19 Pandemic.
The parents under the umbrella of Concerned Parents, however, said in September 2021, the 2020 backlogs were admitted into the 8th regular course to start academic activities, while the 2020 successful candidates were told to wait till September 2022 before the commencement of admission.
They said in a statement from the Registrar of the academy in the first week of July 2022, it was clearly stated that only successful (UTME/JAMB 2021) candidates are eligible to apply for the 9th regular course and they should continue checking the website for the form that would soon be out.
“However, to our utmost dismay, in a statement in the Daily Trust newspapers (dated 1st August 2022) and signed by the same registrar, the advertised admission form for the 9th regular intake was published but was stated ‘’only 2022 JAMB/UTME candidates would be accommodated, nothing was mentioned about the 2021 backlog of prospective students again.
“It is in this vein, that we, the parents of the concerned candidates decided to write this SOS letter to the police authorities to help us look into these abnormalities by calling on the Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, management- cum- registrar to order so as not to jeopardise the ambition and pursuits of hundreds of thousands of candidates in a policy summersault and scandalous admission irregularities.
“We, the parents decided to write to the Police hierarchy to look into the above-raised issues as this decision is unfair and unjust to our children who have been waiting tirelessly at home since last year.
“Some of them are already unhappy, sad and depressed. POLAC authority should be quickly called to order.
“There are different facets of corruption in our country. Can we tag this as an admission of corruption too? How can you admit 2022 candidates for the 9th regular course without settling the 2021 awaiting candidates? Does the 2021 set not exist in history? Why the sudden change against earlier statements?
“We plead and implore the police top hierarchy (PSC, the IG, POLAC management to please look into the roots of this anomaly and help us do the needful,” the parents said.