The Secretary, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, has mentioned the 2022 admission processes for universities could also be delayed because of the ongoing strike by the Educational Workers Union of Universities.
Ochefu acknowledged this in an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday.
In accordance with the scribe, the committee can also be working alongside the federal government to make sure that all points are resolved.
“The admission course of could also be delayed due to the strike and the disruption of the educational calendar.
We noticed it occur in 2020 through the COVID-19 lockdown and the 2020 ASUU strike as effectively. What most universities did then was to batch the admission course of.
“Vice-chancellors are crucial stakeholders within the College eco-systems. They’ve at all times been a part of the efforts to resolve labour-related issues with the proprietors. The Chairman and 5 different VCs are a part of the advisory staff that helps the federal government’s negotiation staff.”
The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board had known as on Universities and different establishments to quick monitor the 2021 admission processes in order to not trigger disruptions for the 2022 admissions.
To this point, a complete of 1,761,338 candidates registered for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations and Direct Entry Examinations.
Whereas the strike by ASUU entered its 86th day, at the moment [Thursday], the Educational Workers Union of Polytechnics is scheduled to begin its two-week warning strike on Monday, Could 16, 2022.
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