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Merit Technical Institute

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Complaint Rating:  79 % with 24 votes
79% 24
3.95
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Merit Technical Institute
620 Essex St.
Harrison, New Jersey
United States
Phone: 973-484-0276
meritnurses.com
If you looking for an good LPN program please run the other way. This school is only interested in your money. They are FRAUDS that do not care if you pass or fail. The more you fail the better for them they can rake in your money. They were convicted of fraud in 2006. (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/invtreports/nj042006.html) The previous owner Victor Mungai Kamunge was found guilty of fraud and since then has left the school in charge with her wife Eunice and Winnie Kamunge. He is still very much involved in all the daily activities of the school just at a remote location. Please do not waste your time or money with these people. They do not care and are not out to help anyone.
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 19th of Jul, 2012 by    +1 Votes
I am currently attending this institute and strongly agree with the above comment about this institute. They constantly failed just so they can charge them $500 to repeat the class. The secretary and Miss Winnie sell midterm and final exams questions to students. I wouldn't recommend anyone to this institute
 7th of Aug, 2012 by    0 Votes
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 7th of Feb, 2013 by    +1 Votes
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't waste your attending MERIT TECH INSTITUTE. Big scam going on in that school. As a former student, my advice is RUN AWAY FROM MERIT. Unqualified teachers, family scam business and time wasting.
 17th of May, 2013 by    0 Votes
THIS IS THE MOST TERRIBLE SCHOOL. I PASSED ALL MY CLASSES AND NOW THEY'VE IMPLEMENTED A NEW RULE WHERE WE NEED TO PASS 3 EXIT EXAMS BEFORE GOING TO TAKE THE NCLEX. THE PROGRAM IS NEVER 12 MONTHS IT'S MORE LIKE 18 OR 24 MONTHS .. STUDENTS HAVE MIDTERMS/ FINALS AND CLASS EXAMS I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY GET IT, BUT THEY DO. PROFESSORS ARE ALL UNQUALIFIED! ABUTEH STINKS!!
 14th of Jun, 2013 by    0 Votes
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nursing/DeanNDirectorLtr.pdf

Please check this letter from the board of nursing. They are no longer allowed to require the exit exam as part of the graduation requirement. It can only count as 10% of the final grade. If you are still in the school please READ... any issues call the board of nursing in NJ immediately. Spread the word to any Merit students. Good Luck!
 13th of Aug, 2013 by    0 Votes
I AGREE. THIS INSTITUTE DOES NOT DELIVER GOOD RESULTS! I WOULD RUN THE OTHER WAY! MUNGAI KAMUNGE TAKES THE MONEY AND GOES TO CHINA IN ORDER TO TRY TO GET MORE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL. EVERYTHING THAT MERIT TECHNICAL SCHOOL IS TELLING YOU IS ALL LIES! MUNGAI KAMUNGE TAKES FEMALE STUDENTS TO HIS OFFICE AND TELLS THEM THAT IF YOU WANT TO GRADUATE, YOU HAVE TO FIRST HAVE SEX WITH ME AND PERFORM SEXUAL ACTS.
MUNGAI KAMUNGE IS A RAPIST AND A PEDOFILE. HE ALSO HAS SEX WITH HIS DAUGHERS WINNIE AND CAROL WHILE HIS WIFE EUNICE KAMUNGE IS NOT AROUND.
THE FBI IS GOING TO SHUT DOWN THIS INSTITUTION AND THE FEDS IS GOING TO CONFIGSCATE OF ALL THEIR POSSESSIONS.
 13th of Sep, 2013 by    0 Votes
I am graduate Merit it does take 18 months instead of 12 months but if u focus and not caught up in the hype of other students you will pass through.I think all this neg that are posted are from students who want a free ride, nursing is never easy.Yes it is challenging but thats nursing. They do require you to do 3 exit exams before u graduate. In my opinion that makes u feel more confident taking the boards. I am a proud graduate of class 2009. they had a 100% pass at the board for that year. Merit just keep you on your toes academically wise.I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANY STUDENTS WHO ARE WILLING TO STUDY HARD EAT, BREATHE MERIT FOR THE NEXT.12-18 MONTHS WHICH EVER COMES FIRST AND CAN AFFORD THE TUITION.
 13th of Sep, 2013 by    0 Votes
I am a graduate from Merit ; it does take 18 months instead of 12 months but if u focus and not caught up in the hype of other students you will pass through.I think all this neg that are posted are from students who want a free ride, nursing is never easy.Yes it is challenging but thats nursing. They do require you to do 3 exit exams before u graduate. In my opinion that makes u feel more confident taking the boards. I am a proud graduate of class 2009. they had a 100% pass at the board for that year. Merit just keep you on your toes academically wise.I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANY STUDENTS WHO ARE WILLING TO STUDY HARD EAT, BREATHE MERIT FOR THE NEXT.12-18 MONTHS WHICH EVER COMES FIRST AND CAN AFFORD THE TUITION.
 31st of Dec, 2013 by    0 Votes
Go Merit! Best school. i am currently a student at Merit. I am finishing with Med-surgical 1. So far so good. The review professor Dr Abuteh is very dedicated. The school gives you the material to succeed (you can either use it or lose it)
 23rd of Jul, 2014 by    0 Votes
Its a lie. Merit is a complete Fraud. they have a new administrator called Lee she is terrible. Students are leaving the school now. That school would make u to regret life and beyond. do not step ur foot in there or else u would regret the day u were born. some ppl have it easy becuz they sleep with professor thts y they tell u its a good school to go. ITS A BIG LIE. Students r not passing midterm and finals not to even talk of exit so its up to u which ever one u choose.
 23rd of Jul, 2014 by    0 Votes
Merit LOVES to fail their student and takes pints out of their grade especially when they dont like you. it happened to some bunch of student including me.
 2nd of Aug, 2014 by    0 Votes
I don't know. I am looking for a good LPN program. I am looking past this one, however.
 11th of Sep, 2014 by    -1 Votes
Merit is a terrible unprofessional practical nursing school. It's the unprofessional attitude that have left them with no Administrator. Ms Lee ( ex. admin) left the school after making sure that more than halve of the Med Surg II student class of Feb 2013 failed the Final exam. Merit is a big fraud. Moreover, I can't belief it's being run by Africans.(Kenyan and Nigerian- Obuteh). Obuteh is there to make life miserable for students, always pretending to help student. Actually, I believe he is the one that will run that school down. He is very rude and arrogant.
 22nd of Dec, 2014 by    0 Votes
I disagree, the only people that failed were the dumb ones that never studied, came to class when they felt like n failed almost all the class test. I am one the feb 2013 students n everybody that made it thru med surg ll passed the exit n the board only one time. Stop spreading lies, it's not the school's fault if u don't study but expect to pass
 10th of Feb, 2015 by    0 Votes
I disagree with the last person comment. All the negative comments people said about merit are all true. I am currently attending the school. The school is a fraud. They are there to drain your wallet dry. The administrative are less concern about the progress of the students. They purposely fail students so that they can collect extra money them. The school collect one hundred dollar($100) for each class you challenge including classes that are one week after paying #500. My advise to students is never to take the challenge but wait and repeat the class because the possibility of passing the challenge is less than 10%. Questions on the challenge are very difficult -questions that are advance than the class you fail. Also students that fail a class whether they take the challenge and fail or not, have to pay half of what they pay to take the class to repeat the class. The minimum fees for a class is $500 for a week class. $1000 and $1500 for other classes. Ms Lee ( ex. admin) was brought to school by Ms.Eunice with the intention of raising non- taxable money ( money paid for challenge and for repeating classes are not recorded in your total schools fees of $15000) for them through the method of failing students.
Now that Ms Lee left the school Ms Eunice herself is now doing the dirty work. She made students in Med Surg 1 and 2 to pay for their homework. Students had to pay to get the access code to go on David edge.com ( an online questions and answers on topics in nursing subjects.) I personally don't mind using the website but why do we have to get it through the school and why is Ms Eunice using it as our homework, when we have already pay for homework with the fees we pay for each class. For the evening students, All their class tests and midterm are derived from the website. students don't have time to study the text book to get the concepts of each topic taught in class because you have to spend lots of time if not all in practicing questions on Davis edge if not you will fail the class. This is another way the school is using to drain our wallet. I will not recommend this school to any body.
 23rd of May, 2015 by    +1 Votes
i am a current student in merit and i agree. i wish i would have read all this before because exactly what your saying is correct. These scammers want you to fail because its putting money in there pockets.this school needs to shut down. theres no tutoring and they do nothing to help you. They lie and say the school is 12 months and its 18 months
 12th of Nov, 2015 by    -1 Votes
I graduate from merit in 2012 and i have worked at different places and i have not seen any lpn to out shine merit graduates.this view is backed up by many of fellow graduates. I think merit is a tough school but you leave prepared above the lpn level. Most of my fellow gtaduates would tell you that Merit prepare you to the level that if we could have taken the rn exam we could have done so and pass. I realize that the students in their 40's and 50+ age group are more serious about school than the younger ones and they are the big complainers.
they put cell phone, party before studying .they want easy ride go around hunting for past papers and cheat. When they cheat and cannot pass they blame the school. As for the negative comment about obuteh, if these students sleep with him and they end up failing who is to blame.study your lesson bunch of losers.i believe my class had about 35 students and the pass rate was the highest of any other previous class. You losers wasting your money when you do not study stop blame the school. I have recommeded serious people to merit and i will continue to do so.everyone from my class can only give merit high marks so where these lazy, buch come from
 19th of May, 2016 by    0 Votes
Don't go to merit they are thieves they fail you for spite they don't show you your midterm or final grade they force the teachers to fail you so you can pay $100.00 for a challenge exam which is the ATI exam no one passes the challenge they give you exam every two days you have to get 77% to pass I call nj state of nursing on them it suppose to be 75% be case lpn is a diploma program not a degree only degree program is 77% they give you Rn exam for your midterm and finals they get their exams from rn Pedia they have unprofessional teachers they make you pay $500 .00 for orientation and $3000.00 for a&p they fail the whole class so you can pay to redo the class their program is 2 years with three sat exit exam if you fail the three exit consider you never did the program they are money hungry don't go there my whole class fail African owns the school the owner went to jail for thief put on your roller blade and run worst school go to hunter or sierra they are good the fbid needs to investigate this school they are criminals
 24th of May, 2016 by    0 Votes
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Wow, where do i start. I am a victim!!! i enrolled in Merit on February 2016. I read all the comments before i attended the school, but didn't believe them and still went there. Oh Lord, that was the worst mistake i've ever made in my entire life. The school is horrible. The school is all about lies from the moment you step foot in the school. Weeny the director is so uneducated. The professors are so unprofessional/ Class never starts at 9, teachers come anytime they want and teach only for 30 minutes if lucky then 1 hr. All they want is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. the professors tell you clearly, "i don't care whether you come to class or not, whether i teach or not, whether you learn or not, i'm still getting pay the same amount." What does that tell you? Prof. Yaw is unprofessional. all he talks about is women. He needs counseling. The school is 18 months, 3 exits, they fail u in purpose. Please save ur time and money, jut RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN
 18th of Aug, 2016 by    0 Votes
Hi I am a Merrit alumni. That first greet may seem like a proud student from that establishment but it is very much the opposite. Instead I am proud of this achievement. From excitement for passing the entrance test and interviewing with Mr Mungai to the numb feeling of exit. I wasn't planning to write anything here I was only curious on how my start up school was doing after +3yrs in my rear view mirror. Those were the Ms Webber days.
If your on a look out for a nursing school especially as a quick route to graduation, I would agree look back the other way not for another lpn though. Go straight Bachelors as you know you will qualify to sit for you lpn boards nearly half way through that program. What that means is that you get to consolidate your efforts while accruing actual college credits towards your nursing career. Thankfully there are several colleges out there and they may not be as hard to get into their programs as one would think. You have options.
If you are already in this school my suggestion is to network your way through, tough it out and put work to get your rewards. Your hard work will not pay off if you don't Network with this school unfortunately that's a fact that I have repeatedly tested during my time in this school. Obuteh is the rudest African I know that's also a fact may god forgive his transgressions and his delusions of grandeur and yes he does stink lol! Winnie and Eunice are running their own scams so in many respects that school can be a scam but that can also be your opportunity guys. don't let it break you. At the end of the day you need their referral for you sit for your boards so push forward. Remember Networking? well you will only make it together study groups with contents and all!.
The only worst experience than mine I would say is probably a person who did not get to finish the programs. I had to borrow money, sell my possessions to pay merit and 1yr program... smh from ms1 to 3exits I spent 9months in this school! no failures! until they ok'd me for boards I never saw that light at the end of that tunnel.. smh. I became numb towards the end cuz I was averaging 1500 questions easy per chapter. studying every book under the sun attending obuteh reviews etc. And still at the time the school required an average of all your finals as accumulative points to fully exit the school and that is despite the newly implemented no Exit necessary NJ law. All of that still didnt prepare me for my boards and I have to say the Ready To Pass review God bless them served me with the tools to effectively tackle and pass my NCLEX. I wont take away from my exposure from Merrit but unitl this day now that I have my BSN and am working on MSN.. I still cant shake that feeling that RTP review did in one week/40hrs what Merrit couldn't do in 2yrs!
Bottom line is Not Obuteh no administrator no brother sister husband or wife can stop you from achieving in or outside of merit. Only you can stop yourself so press on

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