Federal Governement Scraps Post-Utme Screening

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According to the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Federal Government has decided to scrap the Post-UTME exercise as a requirement to enter tertiary institution. It however pegged the cut off mark for Jamb to 180 for all institutions.

This decision was taken at the just concluded 2016 JAMB Combined
Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other
higher institutions in Nigeria.

This means that institutions will no longer conduct Post-UTME screenings and no higher institution; universities, polytechnics,
colleges of education or certificate awarding institutions recognized by
JAMB will go below 180. However, they can choose to go above the
benchmark of 180.

The minister recognized its
confidence in what JAMB is doing and hence no need to conduct another
examination for candidates seeking admission into higher institutions.

He further stated that universities that have complaints against JAMB should bring it forward for address.

However, the minister directed JAMB to stop demanding extra charges on
other services rendered by the board to candidates which include change
of course/institution.

Here are the words of the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde after the
meeting, “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.”

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