ASUU calls on FG to reverse decision over post-UME scrap

ASUU calls on FG to reverse decision over post-UME scrap


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday called on the Federal Government to reverse its decision to scrap the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, adding that the government did not meet with the Union before reaching its decision.

National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, while addressing newsmen in Abuja, said that the cancellation “portends 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 government to rescind its decision and convene a genuine stakeholders’ meeting on the issue before making any policy statement,” he added.

Ogunyemi added that the Minister of Education did not enjoy the sole prerogative to endorse the examination conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.

He said, “Such statement coming from the Minister was unfortunate because JAMB should not be saddled with the responsibility of solely conducting entrance examinations into the nation’s tertiary institutions.

“We call the attention of the Honourable Minister of Education to the fact that Post-UTME is a child of necessity and rationality and a decision that Nigerian Universities had to take when the credibility and integrity of JAMB examinations and results became questionable.”



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