Educationist urges FG to decentralize admission process into Universities
An Educationist and Founder, Exam Ethics Marshall International Mr. Ike Onyechere has urged the Federal Government to decentralize admission process by allowing tertiary institutions to select their candidates without any external influence. He also briefed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that tertiary institutions should be given complete autonomy to select applicants for specific programs based on their criteria.
“I think the admission of students should be deregulated.”
“Tertiary institutions should be allowed to admit their students in line with the law setting them up.”
“I find it a little bit surprising that a university is free to admit candidates for master’s and doctorate degrees but cannot admit for undergraduate degrees; it doesn’t make sense to me,’’ he said.
Onyechere, said tertiary institutions should be given complete autonomy to operate, as obtained in most developing and developed countries.
“What happens is that about 500 tertiary institutions in this country will immediately create about 500,000 jobs because they will have full-fledged departments to make and process admissions,” Onyechere said.
Reports have it that former Vice-Chancellor of Veritas University, Prof. Mike Kwanashie, had called for complete autonomy to enable tertiary institutions process their admissions independently.