Abuja - The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday protested against the decision of the Federal Government to scrap the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Naij reports.
Warning that the scrapping “portends a serious danger for the quality of education in Nigeria, “the union also said 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.
The ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who stated this in Abuja, added that the Federal Government did not consult the union on the matter.
The ASUU president according to Punch said this will not only increase access to quality education by ensure industrial harmony and sustainable scheduling in the education system.
The union also recommended a review of the validity period of UTME or its registrations fees from one to three years to reduce exploitation by JAMB and ensure fairness to candidates.
- News 24