The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday expressed its displeasure against the scrapping of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination following the Federal Government decision to stop it. ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who stated this in Abuja, said the Federal Government did not consult the union on the matter.
He said; “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.”
The union said that the decision decreases the autonomy and powers of universities’ senate as the highest decision-making body on academic matters.