The ban on the controversial post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, post-UTME usually organized by universities in the country, has been lifted by the federal government, The Point reports.
The Federal Government explained that all tertiary institutions were at liberty to conduct screening for candidates seeking admission into any school.
According to report, the new development was made public by Malam Adamu Adamu, the minister of education.
After ordering that the exams be scrapped last year, the minister has declared that universities can now organize the post-UTME exams as a pre-condition for students hoping to get admitted into the various higher institutions in the country.
He stated: “We are going to allow universities to organize post-UTME if they want.
“We have asked them not to impose huge financial burden on the parents.
“The burden should not be more than what they can bear.”
Adamu disclosed that the federal government is “now wiser” about the situation, after taking time to study what was going on in the universities.
He further disclosed that N5 billion had been remitted to the coffers of the Federal Government by the management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), which is the largest remittance made by the board in the last 40 years.
He expressed confidence in the exams conducted by the board.
In his words: “Since JAMB was established more than 40 years ago, the total amount it has given government was N200 million; but in one year, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has remitted N5 billion to government.
“The new JAMB registrar has been correcting many anomalies in the board. Within a year, he has been able to stop all the untold things that were happening there.”
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