Conduct of Post-UTME has been scrapped by the Federal Government of Nigeria for the 2016/2017 admission, according to information reaching us. Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges have been conducting Post-UTME screening for candidates after successfully passing JAMB to get admission. This act of conducting Post-UTME screening has now been cancelled by the FG.
There have been rumours in the past that there were plans by the Federal Government to scrap the Post-UTME conducted by schools. The Nation reports today that the FG has finally decided to take this bold and giant step.
Federal Government Scraps Post-UTME From 2016
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said this on Thursday in Abuja after declaring open the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria.
He expressed confidence in the examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), adding that there was no need for other examination to be conducted by universities after JAMB.
He said: “As far as I am concerned the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing. The universities should not be holding another examination and if the universities have any complain against JAMB let them bring it and then we address it.
“If JAMB is qualified enough to conduct tests and they have conducted test then there will be no need to conduct another test for students to gain admission.”
Candidates who have passed JAMB and getting ready for admission into the University and the general public are hereby informed of this development.
As FG scraps Post-UTME screening for 2016/2017 admission and on, the Cut-off mark for admission for the 2016/2017 admission was also announced.