Dear Prof Garba This Should Not Happen In ABU Zaria
It was Martin Luther King Jr who said that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” it was on the premise of this that I decided to open this thread when I stumbled on a post by my journalist friend and brother George Onmonya .
I was Pained by the details of the post and decided to draw the attention of JAMB and Prof Ibrahim Garba the current Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria an astute administrator in who I strongly believe will act in the Spirit of justice equity and fairness.
I Have decided to reproduce the facebook post George Verbatim in order not to dilute it’s content
Attention: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
*Goodness Thomas*, the Valedictorian of St. Clement Secondary School, Gbaiko Minna, Niger State for year 2019.
This girl scored 302 in her JAMB, 274 in Post UTME at the ABU Zaria. She has 6 A1s (including Maths, Biology, Physics and Chemistry) in her WAEC yet ABU Zaria denied her admission to study her course of choice, Medicine and Surgery.. rather she was offered Human Anatomy.
ABU Zaria cut off mark for Medicine and Surgery is 250. She surpassed that score by 52 points.
She is currently demoralized by this act and we need to fight for her. She is only 16 years old and does not deserve this trauma.”
It is unimaginable that in this age someone with English , Mathmatics , Chemistry, Biology and scored one of the highest scores in recent times in both JAMB and the Post UTME will end with a course she never when those who scored half of what she scored will end up as medical students.
To deny this girl this admission is to cement the the wrongly held notion that the ABU of today no longer values merit . Using religious quota under any guise is a sacrilage that no Nigerian Muslim or Christian should be subjected to.
Those charged with the responsibility of correcting this error should remember that the tenor of human positions no matter how highly exhalted will one day come to an end only Gods tenure is eternal.