By Festus Ahon
ASABAâ€”TENSION is currently mounting at the two campuses of the Delta State University, Abraka and Anwai, as the university authorities have concluded arrangements to conduct a post-University Matriculation Examinations next Tuesday while ASUU strike is still on.
Reacting to the proposed examination, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Patrick Muoboghare, said in a statement yesterday that members of his union would resist any attempt to recruit teachers outside the university environment to conduct the examination.
According to him, â€œASUU Delta has no hand in the post-UME examinations the university has decided to conduct during the strike period against all advice.â€
HeÂ warned that â€œthe Union shall deal decisively with anybody who impersonates an academic staffâ€.
Efforts to reach the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Enaohwo, at press time were not successful.
It will be recalled that apart from conducting the post-UME during ASUU nationwide strike, the exercise had in the past generated a lot of crisis.
The issue came to a head sometime in November 2007 when members of the State Assembly embarked on strike to press for the removal of the vice chancellor from office for flagrantly refusing to appear before the House to explain how the university authorities spent N73 million realized during the conduct of 2006/2007 post-University Matriculation Examination (UME).