ASUU rejects scrapping of post-UTME

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned that the nation's university sector may soon be thrown into crisis if the Federal Government fails to begin the total implementation of the 2009 ASUU-FG agreement, especially the NEEDS assessment agreement.

It added that the government should reverse the ban on Post-UTME or face strike action The union called on the federal
government to reverse the ban on post-UTME and the granting to JAMB exclusive rights to admit students to tertiary institutions.

Addressing journalists yesterday at the Labour House in Abuja, ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, urged the Federal Government to take serious its demands, just as he called on well meaning Nigerians to intervene to avert a looming crisis in the university system.

He said, "The cancellation of post-UTME, to us, portends serious danger for the quality of education in this country. The argument of the Federal Government on the policy is unacceptable and potentially harmful to future Nigeria's education system.

"We call on government to rescind it's decision and convene a genuine stakeholders' meeting on the issue before making any policy."

He further said that since the introduction of the post-UTME, there has been considerable improvement in the quality of students admitted into the universities as evident in the declining drop-out rate.

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