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Rights legal counselor sues JAMB over Alleged extortion of 2017 UTME competitors

A human rights legal counselor situated in Awka, Anambra state, Francis Gozie Moneke, has dragged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to the Federal High Court sitting in Awka, the state capital, for supposedly coercing and terribly damaging the basic human privileges of JAMB competitors who enlisted for the 2017 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME.

 

Support competitors In the Suit No. FHC/AWK/CS/74/2017, recorded at the court registry, Moneke (offended party) said the blackmail was executed against the hopefuls of JAMB (respondents) amid the online application handle whereby the board forced a few unapproved demands on the competitors.

 

In his announcement of case, the offended party is looking for a statement of the court that these blackmails and exploitative expenses were infringing upon the competitors’ rights to respect of human individual ensured under Section 34 (1) (an) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as corrected) and Article 5 of African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act, 1983.

 

The offended party additionally looked for the court announcement that burden of N2,500 for information adjustment and another N700 for CBT fixate enlistment on the competitors by the respondents were so extortionate and exploitative that it damaged their basic human rights. He additionally looked for a court presentation that the arrangement of UTME syllabus and other data applicable to the examination just in a web empowered PC plate, was discriminative against a huge number of the UTME applicants who don’t approach PC as well as web, therefore kept them from get ready satisfactorily for the examination, which again abused their rights to opportunity from segregation ensured under the 1999 constitution.

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He in this manner supplicated the court to concede a request convincing the respondents to discount every one of the possibility for the 2017 UTME the total of N700 each and N2,500 each being the exploitative expense paid as CBT Center enlistment charge and Data Correction Fee individually, and additionally another N2,000 each as remuneration for gross infringement of their rights to the poise of the human individual.

 

He likewise supplicated the court to control the respondents consequently from forcing on planned competitors the same bulky, exploitative and discriminative application system endorsed by it for the 2017 UTME application prepare and for such further requests or different requests as the court may consider fit to make in the condition.

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