On behalf of the Federal Government, the Ministry of Education has on Monday iterated its stance that only the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has the plenipotentiary to admit students into higher institutions in the country.
A strong worded statement issued by the Director, Press and Public Relations, in the ministry, Mr. Ben Goong, stated that any institution that acted against the directive would have itself to blame.
Goong also stressed that the decision to ban the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination screening remains, adding that any information that confirms the opposite is untrue.
The ministry insisted that universities “had no business admitting candidates other than those sent to it by JAMB but could screen candidates to remove those with anti-social traits and suspicious credentials”.
The federal government said while the ban on post-UTME stayed, screening was only for those admitted by JAMB and limited to examination of credentials and physical examination of candidates to ensure that they are not of questionable characters.
“All these should be done upon resumption. No university is allowed to have anything to do with any applicant who is not its student. Screening and registration are only for those who have been admitted by JAMB,” the ministry added.