Senate to probe JAMB, UNN over Admission denial


The Senate has initiated an investigation into suspected lingering cases of hidden admissions at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, which has left the destiny of over 290 qualified students in doubt.

The sponsor of the motion, Senator Nwebonyi Onyeka of Ebonyi North, cited the case of one Chinyere Ekwe, who was admitted to study Medicine and Surgery at the university but had his admission revoked by JAMB.

After a lengthy debate, the Senate resolved to investigate the accusation by referring the motion to the Committees on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, as well as Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions for further legislative action.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has planned an additional 700 megawatts to the National Grid to boost and expand the base-load generation in the country and enhance the grid’s ability to take renewable energy.

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, disclosed this in Abuja during a media parley.

Adelabu said the additional megawatts will be coming from the Zungeru Power Plant.

He also questioned the rationale behind the privatisation of distribution and generating companies, promising to probe the renewal of their licences by the previous administration.