MINISTER CLEARS THE AIR ON ADMISSIONS INTO UNIVERSITIES

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Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has clarified the recent ban on the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Post-UTME, conducted by Universities in the country. The Minister outlined the procedures that should be followed by them in granting admissions to prospective students. He says the ban does not in any way affect the statutory role of the Senate of any University or the Academic boards of any Tertiary institution conducting its admissions.

Adamu pointed out that the clarification became necessary following conflicting reports in the media over the roles of
universities and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. The role of JAMB is to conduct the UTME, compile the list of candidates whose scores meet the cut-off marks of 180 and above and send same to the Universities. The Minister emphasized that Universities are expected to shortlist the candidates using the agreed guidelines and thereafter return the shortlisted candidates to JAMB for verification of compliance to guidelines and subsequent issuance of JAMB admission letters.

For the avoidance of doubt he says, any screening charges shall apply only to successful candidates who have been issued admission by the universities of their choice stating that all Universities and JAMB are to adhere strictly to this directive.

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