SSANU flays scrapping of Post-UTME
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.