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12-07-2016 22:21:00 +0000
– The FG has issued a strongly worded warning to all Nigerian universities about the admission process
– According to the federal ministry of education, only those sent by JAMB should be admitted by the universities
– The FG also said they are standing by the initial decision to scrap the post-UTME process of admission
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Post secondary school candidates during a Computer Based Test Examination organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board for entrance to universities
As many universities in Nigeria continue to search for new avenues to prepare pre-admission screening protocols for students seeking admission into universities. The FG has issued a warning backing their earlier pronouncements scrapping the post-UTME process.
The statement from the FG came from the Federal Ministry of Education on Monday, July 11. They sent a strongly worded statement to Nigerian universities, warning them that only the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) can admit students.
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The director, press and public relations of the ministry, Mr Ben Goong stated that any institution that acted against the directive would be sanctioned accordingly by the government.
Goong also denied media reports that the earlier decision to cancel post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was upturned.
According to Daily Post the ministry stated:
“Universities have no business admitting candidates other than those sent to it by JAMB but could screen candidates to remove those with anti-social traits and suspicious credentials”.
“All these should be done upon resumption. No university is allowed to have anything to do with any applicant who is not its student. Screening and registration are only for those who have been admitted by JAMB.”
In conclusion, the ministry said7 while the ban on post-UTME stayed, screening was only for those admitted by JAMB and limited to examination of credentials and physical examination of candidates to ensure that they are not of questionable characters.
Meanwhile, there have been reports that the government plans to curb the role of social media in examination malpractice.
“The government here is very keen to control social media. They will learn from this, next time there is a protest they will use the experience to do another nationwide clampdown,” an unnamed source told the BBC.
In the case of Ethiopia, it decided to block Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Viber after a massive leak of examination questions on social media. The government says its action is to force students to study hard for the academic exercise instead of to focus on rumor.
don't really get dis message
12-07-2016 22:31:00 +0000
what did u get in dis everything is clear
12-07-2016 22:42:00 +0000
what didn't u get every is clear no screening or admission to any candidate apart those dat jamb av posted dere names
12-07-2016 22:44:00 +0000
Abubakar J. Labaran
my question is whether unimai released their admission?
13-07-2016 00:03:00 +0000
pls how far abt uniben and lasu do u know of anyone wu av been admitted there
13-07-2016 05:34:00 +0000
sori av any1 b posted to oou
13-07-2016 05:53:00 +0000
Don't think they have power over private universities. Such decree-like order could be directed to federal universities set up, and still being funded by the federal govt. The federal government shd be seen to be acting within the ambit of her powers in a democratic set up.
13-07-2016 05:57:00 +0000
the system and conditions is clearly good, This will make a good students who succeeded their jamb to get the admission and also reduce over population.
13-07-2016 06:22:00 +0000
but we heard dat some schs had sat for the pstutme
13-07-2016 07:31:00 +0000
Buh i score 225 in jamb this year nd av nt been post yet
13-07-2016 07:54:00 +0000