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FG Reverts, Orders Varsities To Conduct Post-UTME | The Precision

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Students of the university of medical sciences, ondo during matriculaton
The Federal Government has lifted the
ban on the conduct of examinations usually organised by universities for
admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations
(UTME).

 

Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said 
in Abuja that universities, polytechnics and other institutions were
free to organise post-UTME screening as a pre-condition to gaining
admission into public institutions.
He explained that the Federal Government
scrapped the controversial examination in order to fully understand
what was going on in the institutions.
The minister added that the government was now wiser regarding the conduct of the examination.
Adamu, in June last year at a combined
policy meeting on admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other
higher institutions in Nigeria, in Abuja banned the examination.
He urged the institutions and its
authorities to make the fees for the post-UTME screening affordable in
order not to impose huge financial burdens on parents.
“The minister said: “We are going to
allow universities to have some choice. Universities can now decide 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.”
He expressed confidence in the examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Adamu, who hailed the management of JAMB
for remitting N5 billion to the Federal Government, said the money was
the highest so far in the last 40 years of JAMB’s existence.
The Nation

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