FG orders scrap of Post-UTME, pegs admission cut-off mark at 180

The Federal Government on Thursday 2nd June directed all universities in Nigeria to stop the examinations conducted by universities for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) popularly known as Post-UTME.

The Federal Government through the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, gave the order while declaring open the 2016 combined policy meeting on admissions to Universities, Polytechnics, College of Educations and other higher institutions in Nigeria at the National Universities Commission in Abuja.

Adamu argued that “Our universities shouldn’t be conducting another examination, if they have any complaint against JAMB, they should come to the Ministry of Education and we will look into it.

“If JAMB is qualified to conduct the computer-based test and they are conducting the test, then there should be no need for students to sit another examination to get admission

“As far as I am concerned JAMB has built a level of confidence in terms of conducting the UTME. A situation where universities go and conduct other examinations is unnecessary.”

Adamu also ordered JAMB to stop extra charges for change of course, change of school, among others.

The meeting which had in attendance Vice-Chancellors, Rectors and Provost of Nigeria Higher Institutions also resolved that 180 be adopted as general minimum cut-off points for admissions to Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and other Diploma awarding institutions.

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