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  • No More P.UTME

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    Aliyu Eka
    02-06-2016 20:57:00 +0000

    *FG scraps post UTME* The Federal Government Thursday scrapped the conduct of post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for candidates seeking admission into higher institution. The government explained that all tertiary institutions were at liberty to conduct screening for candidates seeking admission into any school. 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. Adamu, 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.” The Minister also asked the JAMB to stop extra charges on several categories of changes on admissions such as the change of course, change of school and others. Meanwhile, the JAMB has pegged the cut – off mark for admission for 2016 at 180. The 180 benchmark, applies to all universities and higher institutions in the country, including polytechnics, colleges of education, and others. JAMB’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, after a long debate with delegates from various institutions, told journalists that no institution would go below the 180 cut-off set by the board. He said: “180 is given, no institution will go below



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    0 02-06-2016 20:58:00 +0000

  • Aliyu Eka

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and tertiary education stakeholders on Thursday in Abuja adopted 180 as the cut-off mark for 2016 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. The decision was reached at the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Degree, Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) and National Diploma (ND) chaired by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. In his opening remark, Mr. Adamu said if there was confidence in JAMB’s conduct of the University Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), there should be no need for post-UTME. The post-UTME is organised by various tertiary institutions to screen candidates who applied to such institutions and who had scaled through JAMB’s UTME. “If the universities have problem with what JAMB is doing, they should come forward with it and we will address it. “JAMB is one of the most active parastatals in the ministry; I expect that policies that would be beneficial to Nigerian students should be discussed at this meeting. “I believe there should be no ground to lower the quality; Nov. 30 remains the closing date for 2016 admission. “No institution should exceed its quota in admission; we will start issuing penalties to defaulting institutions.’’ Mr. Adamu urged JAMB to provide permanent scratch cards for candidates per session so that they do not need to buy new cards to effect changes or corrections. In his speech, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, said the screening of candidates at institution level would no longer be written examinations. He said that the 180 cut-off mark was the minimum benchmark as different institutions could modify according to their specifications, capacity and other variables. Mr. Ojerinde said more candidates performed better in 2016 than in 2015. The JAMB boss said that Imo state retained its position as the state with the highest number of candidates while FCT had the least number. He said there was also a significant reduction in irregularities because of the introduction of the Computer-Based Test (CBT). Earlier, Monday Joshua, the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education, said that whatever cut-off mark adopted for universities should also apply to colleges of education. Prof. Joshua urged universities to carry out their admission processes early enough in order to release students who could not secure admissions to universities to fall back to other institutions. However, Joe Ahaneku, the Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, argued that post-UTME was vital for quality assurance and maintenance of standard. He said that his institution arrested 183 impersonators during its 2015 post-UTME, who were able to evade JAMB’s UTME. No fewer than 1.5 million candidates sat for the 2016 UTME.

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  • Samson Akuki

    Federal Government Cancels Post UTME, Pegs Cut-off Mark at 180 The Federal Government Thursday 2nd June, 2016 scrapped the conduct of Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for candidates seeking admission into higher institution. The government explained that all tertiary institutions were at liberty to conduct screening for candidates seeking admission into any school. 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. Adamu, 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.” The Minister also asked the JAMB to stop extra charges on several categories of changes on admissions such as the change of course change of school and others. Meanwhile, the JAMB has pegged the cut – off mark for admission for 2016 at 180. The 180 benchmark, applies to all universities and higher institutions in the country, including polytechnics, colleges of education, and others. JAMB’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, after a long debate with delegates from various institutions, told journalists that no institution would go below the 180 cut-off set by the board. He said: “180 is given, no institution will go below 180 this year, And some universities can go above it, I know University of Ife will not go below 200 and University of Lagos will not go below 200 and also UI. All these ones stand but 180 as bench mark for others. “This year we have more than enough candidates, we have over 1.5 million candidates so we will get enough candidates to take in all the schools if they are serious. Source: Financial Watch.

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  • Ayinde Akeem

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    0 02-06-2016 20:58:00 +0000

  • Aliyu Eka

    FG scraps post-UTME, pegs cut-off mark at 180 ON JUNE 2, 20165:28 PMIN NEWSCOMMENTS  By LAIDE AKINBOADE ORIERE ABUJA – The Federal Government has scrapped post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, as a pre-condition to gaining admission into universities in the country. The government and stakeholders in education sector also pegged 180 as benchmark for 2016 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education to improve quality of education in Nigeria. ‎These decisions were reached at the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria. The Minister of Education ,  Malam Adamu Adamu, while declaring open ‎the meeting, said since the federal government and stakeholders had confidence in the examinations conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriulation Board, JAMB, there was no need for other examinations to be conducted by universities after JAMB exams. He said: “As far as I am concerned, the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing, the universities should not be holding another examinations and if the universities have any complain against JAMB, let them bring it and then we address it. ”But 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.

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    0 02-06-2016 20:59:00 +0000

  • adeyemi taofeek

    admission will be tough this yr

    0 02-06-2016 20:59:00 +0000

  • Ayinde Akeem

    hmmm

    0 02-06-2016 20:59:00 +0000

  • adeyemi taofeek

    it wont b tough for us all oo

    0 02-06-2016 21:00:00 +0000

  • Oyinms Israel

    is this true?

    0 02-06-2016 21:00:00 +0000

  • Raji Opeyemi

    is it true

    0 02-06-2016 21:00:00 +0000