Newly-elected ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi
On Monday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities protested against the decision of the Federal Government to scrap the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The union warned that the scrapping “portends a serious danger for the quality of education in Nigeria” while adding that the decision undermined the autonomy and powers of universities’ Senate as the highest policy-making body on academic matters, particularly admission of students and award of degrees.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, while speaking in Abuja, said that the Federal Government did not consult the union on the matter.
According to him, “The cancellation of post-UTME to us portends a serious danger for the quality of education in this country.
“The argument of Federal Government on the policy is unacceptable and potentially harmful to the future of Nigerian’s education system. We call on the government to rescind its decision and convene a genuine stakeholders ‘ meeting on the issue before making any policy statement.”
Source:: PM Newspaper