Nigerian Govt Clarifies Ban On Post-UTME, Admission Procedure

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Nigerian Govt Clarifies Ban On Post-UTME, Admission Procedure

The Nigerian government has clarified its ban on Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) and the general admission procedures, saying it “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.”

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The clarification was issued in a statement by the Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations) Ben. Bem-Goong, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Saturday.

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It said the clarification became necessary “following conflicting reports in the media over the roles of universities and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in admission under the new dispensation.”

The statement also averred that the role of JAMB is to conduct the UTME, compile the list of candidates whose scores meet the cut-off marks (180 and above) and send same to the Universities.

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It emphasised that the Universities will 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, any screening charges shall apply only to successful candidates who have been issued admission by the universities of their choice. All Universities and JAMB should adhere to this directive”, the statement concluded.



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  1. so much confusion. Applicants with 194, 190 were sent to Unilag when we all know ubilag has always been 200. as a cafe attendant i tried 2 reg. a UNN candidate, which name was evidently sent to UNN, but i could nt bcos he score below 200. Another candidate that was yet to be posted by jamb found he was eligible for UNN and has reg successfuly. Some applicants failed nd forfited their screening registration because they were waiting for jamb to send their names to funaab-their 1st choice of institution- which screening has come nd gone. These changing directives from JAMB & fed. gov. is even not clear to a learned mind not to talk of these aspiring applicants

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