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  • Discussions on ending Post UTME exams forever

    Global Update

    Admin Admin
    15-05-2015 18:18:00 +0000

    The more things change, the more they stay the same!

    We have been seeing reports that, due to the advent of the CBT this year, JAMB is yet again pushing for an end to POST UTME exercises. They argue that fraud and quality issues have been resolved.

    Back in 2011 JAMB tried unsuccessfully to force tertiary institution to end all post UTME entrance exams. They supported their position with the following statements:

    1. They claimed that in terms of the laws of the Nigerian federation (2004), JAMB was the only statutory body mandated to conduct entrance examinations into universities.

    2. They declared as "illegal, unconstitutional and wicked the current practice whereby universities conduct screening exercises for candidates submitted to them by JAMB before admitting them into their institutions".

    3. They frowned upon the screening exercise fees charged by the universities, describing this practice as "extortionist".

    On the other hand a legal representative for the universities made the following argument:

    1. The laws establishing the universities allowed them to carry out quality control of prospective candidates via screening tests.

    2. Second, quality control tests were part of an age-old tradition in virtually all universities in developed and developing countries.

    3. The senate should not scrap Post-UTME, since its existence had helped the universities to undertake quality control of their students.

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    As a Jambite, where do you fall on this issue? Do you support the elimination of post utme exams? Do you feel they are necessary?

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  • hameedat abdulsalam


    0 15-05-2015 18:21:00 +0000

  • hameedat abdulsalam

    if a person can pass jamb den derex no need fr d p jamb

    0 15-05-2015 18:21:00 +0000

  • Daniel Daloba

    I dnt lyk post utme,I want it canceled. there are too many exams to write,waec,neco,GCE,jamb then another post utme?its too much should b eliminated

    0 15-05-2015 18:22:00 +0000

  • Cotterel Daajite

    its kind off necessary to undergo post utme buh on the other to ensure faster nd more assured entry into the uni its the other way round

    0 15-05-2015 18:23:00 +0000

  • David Gift

    it is not good after all exams if u pass jamb anoda post utme there is god ooooooo...

    0 15-05-2015 18:37:00 +0000

  • Taiwo Rachael

    its quite unfair,sitting for jamb and making all effort to pass and one still v to face p.utme which many dnt really pass

    0 15-05-2015 19:33:00 +0000

  • Yemi Shobayo

    if u can pass post jamb then y can't u pass postjamb easily

    0 15-05-2015 23:56:00 +0000

  • Sunday Nnabuike

    it too much for the exams, so let it be remove

    0 16-05-2015 06:30:00 +0000

  • Rotimi Oluwasegun

    Take for instance a person that scored 280 in jamb nd opted in for medicine.... and scored 72 in post utme nd was given Micro biology...cus he is not an indigene of that skul town.....pls post utme shld be scrapped with d new government cumin in....i hope dy scrap post utme...

    0 16-05-2015 07:27:00 +0000

  • Happiness Unoekieodu

    its unfair to frustrate students all in the name of post utme. ..please let it be eliminated, is not necessary after all there are so many exams to undergo

    0 16-05-2015 20:52:00 +0000