SSANU flays scrap­ping of Post-UTME

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Mustapha Suleiman

The National Pres­i­dent of the Se­nior Staff As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­rian Uni­ver­si­ties, (SSANU), Com­rade Sam­son Ug­woke, has called for the re­turn of post-Univer­sity and Ter­tiary In­sti­tu­tions Ma­tric­u­la­tion Ex­am­i­na­tions.

Speak­ing told jour­nal­ists in Abuja yes­ter­day, he said those sup­port­ing the scrap were try­ing to re­ward fail­ure in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor and stake­hold­ers like vice chan­cel­lors and uni­ver­si­ty­based unions were not car­ried along while tak­ing the de­ci­sion.

Com­rade Ug­woke said avail­able records had proven that the Joint Ad­mis­sions and Ma­tric­u­la­tion Board (JAMB) had failed as an ex­am­i­na­tion body and the only so­lu­tion in the ad­mis­sion process was the postUMTE.

The SSANU pres­i­dent noted that the in­tro­duc­tion of post-UTME had helped to en­sure that only qual­i­fied can­di­dates were given ad­mis­sion, adding that the process had helped to re­duce cultism in uni­ver­si­ties.

“SSANU is not in sup­port of scrap­ping post UTME. It has brought san­ity in the sys­tem.”

He ar­gued that the uni­ver­si­ties had the au­ton­omy to choose their can­di­dates, se­lect the best and put them in ar­eas they are suit­ably qual­i­fied, adding that the UTME had re­duced vices like ex­am­i­na­tion mal­prac­tices and cultism on cam­puses.

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