Year 2019/2020 Academic Session Entrance Examination into School of Nursing of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), was conducted today, Saturday, 24th August with a record of over Nine Hundred (900) candidates.
The Principal of the School and Assistant Director of Nursing Services, Mrs Oluwabunmi Adeniji, who dished out instructions to the candidates before the commencement of the exam, warned against all forms of examination malpractices and said the school frowns at disobedience and indiscipline.
The exam, which started behind schedule due to logistics, was conducted at the School of Nursing main campus, Oke-Osanyintolu Model School, FETHI Primary and Secondary Staff Schools and Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) College of Medicine complex within the hospital.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi, who pleaded with the anxiously seated candidates and their parents for starting the exam late, warned the intending nurses against all forms of examination malpractices, adding that the institution has zero tolerance for cheating and injustice in all manners.
Selected candidates who were interrogated immediately after the exam, Bamidele Jumoke, Adewoye Olatoyosi and Adekanbi Bolade, all described the examination questions as not too tough and that the arrangement was satisfactory unlike what was obtainable in other institutions where they had written similar exams.
Prof. Ajayi, who personally inspected the marking process with the use of OMR machine, assured the candidates of fair treatment.
In a similar development, the School Principal appreciated the Lord for making the exam a reality. She maintained that the process was free and fair without any prejudice.
“I want to urge our candidates to hope for the best in this exam. As you can see, the marking process has started with the use of OMR machine. So the candidates should be rest assured that the school shall continue to maintain its standard by picking the best without any internal or external influence whatsoever.
“Nurses have a lot to do with lives. So we cannot compromise brilliancy and quality in our selections. As an institution, our mission statement this year is to add values to the system, and the only way to achieve this is to prioritize quality above influence,” she stated.
The candidates were advised to keep an eye on the hospital’s website and other existing related platforms to have information as regard the release of their results anytime soon.