The Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday,scrapped the conduct of post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, (Post UTME), for candidates seeking admission into higher institutions, adding that there was no need for other examination to be conducted by universities after the one conducted by JAMB.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who stated this in Abuja after declaring open the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria, said all tertiary institutions were at liberty to conduct screening for candidates seeking admission into any school.
While expressing confidence in the examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Adamu 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, however, requested JAMB to stop extra charges on several categories of changes on admissions such as the change of course, change of school and others.
This new development means prospective tertiary students who have written the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams no longer have to write any other exam(s) to gain admission into any institution of choice.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and tertiary education stakeholders also adopted 180 as the cut-off mark for 2016 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.