By Funmilayo Adeyemi
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has pledged its commitment to moderate and regulate those who have the penchant of exceeding their university’s admission quota system.
The Acting Executive Secretary of the commission, Chris Maiyaki was speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Maiyaki said the commission would no longer allow illegality becloud what had been adjudge the best education system and hence would ensure strict regulations.
“University quota system is the function of NUC in conjunction with the universities to propose and allocate the carrying capacity.
“We know the minimum academic standards, we know the ratio i.e the full time equivalent between the teacher and the students.
“There had been cases of over admission and this should not be the case but when this happens we revoke the full wrath of the law.
“We can refuse to acknowledge those students or we ask them to go and formally apply, though it’s not easy because we are not like NAFDAC that destroy drugs but we are dealing with life-our children.
“Two things can happen, either you truncate their future or explore conciliatory arbitration so as to resolve the matter.
“We have always been very benevolent not to make them operate under circumstances that are defeating by nature but to find a major ground between us and institutions,” he said .
The executive secretary noted that the commission had in the past sensitised tertiary institutions and would continue to sensitise them to adhere to the quota system given them.
He said that the sensitisation had resulted to a lot of improvement especially as it had continued to engage with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to weed out the bad eggs in the system.
“Nigerians are known for their intellectual and academic credibility and we will continue to moderate and regulate especially those who have the penchant for exceeding their quota.
“So that we can help to see a society where there are no law breakers, we will not allow illegality to becloud what has been adjudge to be one of the best education system,” he added. (NAN)