5th August, 2010
A student of the University of Lagos, Sunday Suleman, has called on the federal government not to scrap the post unified tertiary matriculation examinations (Post UTME).
Suleman was reacting to the directive given to the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission by the House of Representatives to scrap the examination.
The student of European Languages argued that the corruption in the system being made evident by the way people cheat to pass school certificate examinations as well as those organised by JAMB, has made the Post-UTME relevant.
The undergraduate was of the opinion that the abolition of Post-UTME would â€œhave a negative impact on the standard of education in Nigerian universities, would give an undue advantage to unqualified candidates to gain admission into Nigerian universities.â€
He said Nigeria was in danger of producing quack professionals. â€œThe best option in the circumstances is not to scrap Post-UME test in the interest of this country,â€ he added.
â€” Paul Dada