Last updated on September 20th, 2020 at 08:47 pm
The minister also stated that post-utme examinations already taken are null and void; he threatened to sanction any tertiary institution conducting post utme in any guise.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Deputy Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong. The statement made it clear that the Federal Ministry of Education stood its ground and is not going back with its decision on the cancellation of post utme.
Those who have already advertised for the conduct of the Post-UTME under any guise should stop the exercise immediately as any university caught conducting Post-UTME will face appropriate sanctions. If any tertiary Institution has already conducted Post-UTME, such an exercise stands annulled and money taken from such candidates must be refunded immediately.
The ban is with immediate effect, and under no circumstance should any institution violate the directive.
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Any educational institution after secondary education is regarded as a tertiary institution. Therefore all tertiary institutions, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Universities or by whatever name it is called after secondary education must be subjected to admission through the JAMB. At the end of probationary admission by JAMB, the candidates can be cleared (screened) for final admission. For any institution with a shortfall in admission, such institution can revert to JAMB for supplementary admission.
Clearing in this case (screening) entails only the verification of certificates of the candidates, JAMB scores, and any other physical examination to ensure that such candidates are not cultists. After this, the candidates are qualified for matriculation. Such screening should be at no cost to the parents or students and should be done upon resumption in order to avoid unnecessary travels in search of admission,â€ the minister said.
The Minister directed the National Universities Commission and appropriate departments in the ministry to communicate the directive to relevant agencies and institutions to ensure compliance.
Nugget: This simply means that the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB) will be in charge of giving candidates admission into schools. Tertiary institutions are only needed to conduct a screening exercise.
The screening exercise entails checking of Oâ€™level results and other necessary documents to meet the different standard of each school.