IN disregard of the threat by its branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Federal University Technology, Minna, at the weekend conducted the post-UTME with over 5,000 candidates taking part in the exercise.

The ASUU in the institution had threatened not to recognise the candidates if the authorities decides to go ahead with the UTME.

The university’s chairman of ASUU, Dr. Abdulfatai Jimoh, insisted that the post-UTME is an academic exercise and will therefore be against the policy of the union if its members participate in such activity when they have been warned to suspend all academic activities.

According to him, “if all academic members of staff are not on ground, who will oversee the conduct, marking and grading of the examination as it is done in the past. How will it be done without us, and that is what we are waiting to see.”

But the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Abdullahi Bala, dismissed the threat by ASUU, saying that the institution decided to go ahead with the post-UTME because the conduct of the examination is exclusive responsibility of the office of the vice chancellor and not that of the ASUU.

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