FG Lifts Ban On Post UTME,Says Varsities Can Go Ahead To Conduct It.


The Federal Government has lifted the ban on
the controversial examinations usually
organised by universities in Nigeria for
admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
The Federal Government had last year ordered
the scrapping of post-UTME for
candidates.Speaking in an exclusive interview
with The Guardian in Abuja yesterday, the
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu,
said universities could now organise post-
UTME as a pre-condition to gaining admission
into universities in the country.
The minister, who however urged university
authorities to make the fees for the screening
affordable and not to impose huge financial
burden on the parents, said: “We are going to
allow universities to organise post-UTME if
they want.
“We have asked them not to impose huge
financial burden on the parents. The burden
should not be more than what they can
bear.”Adamu said that the Federal Government
had stopped the scrapping of the examination
to fully understand what was going on in
universities, adding: “We are now wiser.”
The minister, who expressed confidence in the
examination conducted by the Joint
Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB),
said the management of JAMB had remitted N5
billion to the Federal Government coffers,
which happens to be the highest so far in the
last 40 years of the board’s existence.
He said: “Since JAMB was established more
than 40 years ago, the total amount it has
given government was N200 million, but in
one year, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has remitted N5
billion to government.
“The new JAMB registrar has been correcting
many anomalies in the board. Within a year,
he has been able to stop all the untold things
that were happening there.

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