By Chinonso Alozie
Owerri —Following the alleged report of collection of illegal fees at the School of Nursing, Umulogho in Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State, stakeholders in the community have commenced investigation into the matter.
Vanguard gathered yesterday that the decision was taken after the stakeholders visited the school for a fact-finding mission.
However, a source among the delegation told Vanguard that the stakeholders comprised elders of Umulogho community and a youth leader, Chinagorom Ceracus.
The source said: “The principal of the school, Rev. Sister Ifeanyi Nwachukwu, refused to talk to us. Rather, she decided to invite the Chaplain of the institution, Rev. Fr. John Eyinnia, to talk to us.
“When she discovered that we came to discuss the controversial issues of illegal fees, she passed a message through the chaplain that she would not come out.
“Her reason was that the stakeholders were accompanied by some journalists and she will not want to be captured by the press.
“We are surprised that we have to find out the truth about the report of collection of illegal fees from the students and the principal could not give us an attention. At least, she was supposed to welcome us and discuss with us the way out or even whether the report was factual.
“What we have decided to do now is go home and commence an investigation into the matter and come up with a stand on the issue but that does not mean we will not give the principal another chance to clear herself on the allegations against the school management.
“We also want to thank the chaplain of the school who acted as a mediator between us and the principal for the manner he handled they matter. But I keep saying that the principal behaved as if she was hiding something from the members of the public.”
“Another thing that seems so embarrassing is that the principal invited the police while we were in her office. Such thing does speak good of somebody who is in a leadership position. All these for me, appears that a lot of things are happening that we do not know.”