FG Lifts Ban on Post-UTME, Says Schools Can Start Written Test Again
Federal Government has given universities, polytechnics and other institutions the go-ahead to start conducting Post-UTME screening again after previously scrapping it. The tertiary institutions can resume Post-UTME as a pre-condition to gaining admission into public institutions.
The Federal Government has lifted the ban on the conduct of examinations usually organised by universities for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
FG Lifts Ban on Post-UTME, Says Universities Can Start Written Test Again
This was revealed in Abuja by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, saying that Universities, Polytechnics and other institutions were free to organise post-UTME screening as a pre-condition to gaining admission into public institutions.
He explained that the Federal Government scrapped the controversial examination in order to fully understand what was going on in the institutions.
The minister added that the government was now wiser regarding the conduct of the examination.
Adamu however urged the institutions to make the fees affordable.
“We are going to allow universities to have some choice. Universities can now decide to organise post-UTME, if they want,” he said.
“We have asked them not to impose huge financial burden on the parents. The burden should not be more than what they can bear.”
Post UTME is one of the best things to do in order to sift the grains from the chaff. Our educational standard is nothing to rely on and the screening test is a good tool for real assessment. Those who know what I am talking about and who went to good schools, passed through the school and the school passed through them were very disappointed when the Fed Govt. abolished the screening test. It is unfortunate that the minister was unable to see earlier what he is seeing now. If I were his employer, I will sack you immediately for this!
Mr. minister, you can also correct yourself by putting back in place the distinction between a Degree and a diploma, yes that paper referred to as higher national diploma. I want it made known to anyone who cares to know that no matter the situation, anywhere you find yourself, a Degree is a Degree and a diploma is a diploma, and no matter how “highest” a diploma may be or sounds, it will NEVER become equal to a degree. Let’s leave those who pursue degree programs or diploma, their own ways and treat them as they rightly deserve. The philosophy, skills and qualifications on either side of the divide were designed to serve different purposes and function for the society.
It may please you to look further into what I have presented. Thanks.