The Association of Vice-chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVNU) has written to the Senate on the legality of the post-Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examinations.
The chairman of the association and Vice-chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Ishaq Olanrewaju Oloyede disclosed this yesterday while addressing newsmen on the 27th convocation ceremony of the university.
According to him, universities have the constitutional right to conduct and admit candidates based on the Act establishing them.
He said, “The association has taken up the issue and has written to the Senate on the need for us to be heard on the issue, just like the JAMB had its submission in the Senate”.
Oloyede, who noted that the Act establishing universities empowers them to admit students, said the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) was established primarily to harmonize admission exercise.
According to him, “the post-UME has helped to improve the quality of intakes, the aptitude test being conducted for the students by the universities is just to test the ability of the students on their preparedness and not to re-examine them on different subjects as some people believe”.