By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Police have been called in to investigate an alleged fraud at the American Health Institute Nursing School on Croal & Light Streets, Georgetown, after students discovered that the certificate they were given is not recognized anywhere.
This saw the angry students protesting at this school’s location this morning, Saturday, September 20, after calls to the owner went unanswered. However, the police were called in by an unknown person who stated that the students were damaging the school’s property and harassing the lecturers. When the police responded the students were engaging the lecturers in an effort to get some answers and hopes of getting back their money.
The students told iNews that the police are giving them a hard time and are alleging that they [police] are taking sides, without conducting any proper investigation.
Fifty-two students were attending classes at the school, while there is another branch on Robb Street, upstairs at Matt’s record bar.
The students have planned several protests that will take place in front of the Ministries of Health & Education, Scotia Bank and Parliament building.
One student, Petrine Thom told iNews that they made their monthly payment through Scotia Bank and this is why they will be protesting there.
The students are calling on government to intervene. Thom, who started the school last July, said she has invested $84,000 so far and is questioning who will give her back this money.
This is not the first time an incident of this nature has occurred here and it was brought to the attention of both the Health and Education Ministries.