With the modern activity by individuals from the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, entering its fifth month, a few state funded colleges in the nation might consider dropping a scholarly meeting and blending 2021 and 2022 confirmation works out.
Likewise, examination by Vanguard showed that more competitors did well in the current year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, than a year ago.
Checks across certain colleges likewise showed that a large portion of them are sitting tight for the modern activities by different staff associations to be canceled prior to choosing the following line of activity.
The circumstance might make entrance into state funded colleges a serious fight for candidates this year.
Review that during the COVID-19 lockdown and the nine-month strike by ASUU in 2020, the University of Ibadan needed to drop a scholarly meeting, while the University of Lagos consolidated the 2020 and 2021 affirmations.
Checks showed that at the University of Jos, for example, the college has an excess of confirmations for the 2021/2022 meeting yet to be cleared.
The Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Mr. Abdullahi, affirmed the turn of events.
His words, “We have an unconventional case, we have the COVID-19, the emergency in Jos, and the ASUU strike.”
He, notwithstanding, said it is until the strike is canceled that the administration would meet and conclude what the following line of activity would be.
Head of Public Communications, Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Mr Tunji Oladepo, said the 2021/2022 scholastic meeting was on before the strike begun, adding that everything would be clear when the college resumes for scholarly exercises.
As indicated by the Public Relations Officer, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, the administration is yet to conclude what to do and that the choice would be taken after the strike is required to be postponed.
“I can’t conjecture regardless of whether the school will drop a meeting, yet what I am certain of is that we will see through the ongoing meeting that was progressing before the beginning of the strike.
At the point when we continue, the school will take the best choice”.
Communicating comparable opinion, the Head of Media, UNILAG, Mrs Abimbola Ojo, got out whatever will be the following stage is reliant upon the administration and would come when all modern activities are canceled.
However President Muhammadu Buhari as of late gave the guidance that the go head to head between the public authority and ASUU and different associations be immediately settled, signs are that it might in any case be quite far to go.
The report of the Prof. Nimi Briggs-drove advisory group set up by the public authority to revise the 2009 Agreement was saved by the public authority which is on the way out with what it can offer the striking specialists.
The Nigeria Labor Congress, NLC, is ready to coordinate a two-day fortitude convention on the side of ASUU and the National Executive Council of ASUU has fixed August 1 this year for its gathering.
Except if the public authority emerges with its offers that ASUU would see as adequate this week, the NEC meeting wouldn’t have anything positive to consider and the strike might proceed.
Competitors’ presentation in UTME
An examination of candidates’ presentation in 2021 UTME and that of 2022 showed a critical improvement in execution, while around 600,000 spaces are tp be filled.
The advancement made the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to up the base endpoints from 120 imprints for colleges and 100 imprints for polytechnics and schools of training in 2021 to 140 and 100 this year separately.
In the 2021 UTME, out of the 1, 428,209 up-and-comers that composed the test, just 168,163 scored 200 imprints or more contrasted with 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who composed the 2022 UTME.
In 2021 UTME, 236,936 scored 190 or more, while 520,596 did so this year and 327,624 got 180 or more last year and 704,991 scored that this year
For 170 or more checks, 445,594 scored that last year and 934,103 scored this in 2022, while 595,015 scored 160 or more last year and 1,192, 057 did so this year among others.
Indeed, even the three top candidares last year – Momwuba Chibuzo, 358, Nurudeen Abdulwasiu Alabi, 350, and Adeogun Kehinde Oreoluwa 350, didn’t match the current year’s top entertainers – Adebayo Eyimofe, 362 focuses, Ugwu Chikelu, 359 focuses. Igbalaye Ebunoluwa 357; Emmanuel Oluwanifemi 357; Ozumba Samuel 357; Olumide-Attah Ayomide 355; Lawal Olaoluwa 355; Dokun Jubril 354; Amaku Anthony 354 and Aghulor Divine 353 focuses.
While the quantity of candidates conceded through the 2021 UTME has not been made accessible by the specialists concerned, the 2020 figures showed that of the 2, 065, 131 competitors that took the test, just 551, 553 were conceded.
Colleges that were given 601,775 openings just conceded 422,453, universities of schooling with absolute share of 235,240 conceded just 47,912 and polytechnics that had 114,924 spaces conceded 79,931.