The Federal Government through the ministry of education has lifted the ban that was placed on universities which prevented them from carrying out Post-UTME examinations for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
While speaking with a cross section of journalists in Abuja, the minister of education Malam Adamu Adamu, said universities could now organize post-UTME as a pre-condition to gaining admission into universities in the country. he, however, urged the universities to make the screening process easy and affordable so as not to place heavy financial burdens on the parents of the admission seekers.
He said “we are going to allow universities to organize post-UTME if they want”
“We have asked them not to impose a huge financial burden on the parents. The burden should not be more than what they can bear” Malam Adamu said the federal Government had stopped ban of the examination to fully understand what was going on in the universities, adding that “We are now wiser”
Malam Adamu expressed confidence in JAMB, noting that the management of the examination body remitted N5 billion to the Federal Government coffers, which happens to be the highest so far in the 40 years of the board’s existence.
He said “Since JAMB was established more than 40 years ago, the total amount it has given Goverment was N200 million, but in one year, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has remitted N5 billion to the government.
“The new JAMB registrar has been correcting many anomalies in the board. Within the year, he has been able to stop all the untold things that were happening there.