The Secretary, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, prof. Yakubu Ochefu, said the 2022 admission processes for universities could be delayed due to the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Ochefu said this in an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday.
According to the secretary, the committee is also working with the government to ensure that all issues are resolved.
“The admission process can be delayed due to the strike and the disruption of the academic calendar.
We saw this happen in 2020 during the COVID-19 restriction and the 2020 ASUU strike as well. What most universities did then was to put the admissions process together.
“Vice-Chancellors are critical stakeholders in the University’s ecosystems. They have always been part of the efforts to resolve labor related issues with the owners. The Chairman and five other VCs are part of the advisory team that supports the government’s negotiation team. ”
Reporters earlier reported the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has called on universities and other institutions to speed up the 2021 admissions processes so as not to cause disruption to the 2022 admissions.
So far, a total of 1 761 338 candidates have registered for the 2022 unified tertiary matriculation examination and direct entrance examinations.
As the strike by ASUU enters its 86th day, today [Thursday]is the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnology scheduled to begin its two-week warning strike on Monday, May 16, 2022.