Federal Government Of Nigeria Scrap Post UTME – This is just coming in now now. We have finally gotten the go ahead to announce to the generality of the masses that The Federal Government have finally scrapped off the conduct of post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for all candidates who are seeking admission into higher institution.
This stipulates that tertiary institutions as it where do have a full liberty to conduct screening for candidates seeking admission into any school.
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Mallam Adamu Adamu the Minister of Education, was on hand to deliver this information in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja after openly declaring the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria.
From the way Mallam Adamu Adamu sounded via his speech, it appeared that the Minister of Education expressed some full level of confidence in the examination that been conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), adding that there was no need for other examination to be conducted by universities after JAMB.
“As far as I am concerned the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing. The universities should not be holding another examination and if the universities have any complain against JAMB let them bring it and then we address it.
“If JAMB is qualified enough to conduct tests and they have conducted test then there will be no need to conduct another test for students to gain admission.”
Further more, Mallam Adamu Adamu directed the JAMB board to stop extra charges on several categories of changes on admissions which includes change of course, change of school and others.
We also had a report from the seen that JAMB has pegged the cut off mark for admission for 2016 at 180.
Which means that 180 will be the benchmark, and it will apply to all universities and higher institutions in the country, including polytechnics, colleges of education, and others.
According to JAMB’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, after a long debate with delegates from various institutions, told journalists that no institution would go below the 180 cut-off set by the board but for some exception.
Prof. Dibu Ojerinde said: “180 is given, no institution will go below 180 this year, And some universities can go above it, I know University of Ife will not go below 200 and University of Lagos will not go below 200 and also UI. All these ones stand but 180 as bench mark for others.
“This year we have more than enough candidates, we have over 1.5 million candidates so we will get enough candidates to take in all the schools if they are serious. Re-distribution is already ongoing, because it is embedded in the registration procedure.”
Well, i do not know how the generality of the public will take this. But whatever be their reactions, we will let everyone know about it. But for the now, lets hope this will get us to our destined educationa system.
Federal Government Of Nigeria Scrap Post UTME