ASUU supports admission screening into Nigerian universities commending that the Screening procedure satisfactory.
The national president of the body, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
NAN had it that following the scrapping of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by the government of the federation, the universities initiated new procedures to screen candidates for the 2016/2017 academic session. The ASUU president who is likewise a lecturer at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun, said: “I want to say that so far, we are satisfied with the screening procedure”.
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Ogunyemi advised the universities not to lose focus at making sure that only qualified candidates given admission into the respective programmes in the citadel of learning.
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According to him, the screening will also raise the quality of undergraduates which will transform to quality graduates.
It was of recent that Malam Adamu Adamu, education minister announced the scrapping of post-UTME while declaring open a Combined Policy Meeting on admission into the universities. The education minister stated that it was important to make candidates write another set of examinations after the UTME that was conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
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About two days ago, the National Universities Commission (NUC) released a list of some courses that have not been accredited.