Some students of the National Teachers Institute (NTI), have cried out over alleged extortion by the Osun State coordinators of the programme.

The students, mostly in the Post Graduate level, alleged that the coordinators are using the programme to extort unsuspecting students by threatening to fail them if they refuse to pay certain amount of money.

The students, under the auspices of Concerned Students, allege that a coordinator who is also a Director at the state Ministry of Education (name withheld) has been using the class representative in one of the centres, to extort students.

They alleged that a private WhatsApp group was created by said class rep and named “NTI 2018 Matured Minds” where the Centre Coordinator promised to add ten marks to the scores of those in the group.

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One of the students who said he was in the Matured Minds group, explained that the group was created after the class representative has discussed it in the class to pay N5,000 to ‘settle’ the coordinator, and the students rejected the proposal.

According to the student, the coordinator of the affected centre directed the class representative to get 40 people, promising them that they will be given 40 marks in their test.

The students called on the state coordinator of the programme to call the centre's Coordinators to order.

They threatened to release names of those involved in the extortion and forward it to the headquarters of the NTI if necessary action was not taken by the state coordinator to check them.

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