Just a few weeks back, after the supposed lift on the Ban placed on the use of Exams as Post UTME Screening exercise for Applicants into Varsities and higher institutions of Learning, there has been so much anticipation and preparations.
In many locations near Universities, lecture centers have sprung up virtually overnight to tutor and prepare the applicants for the exams. The development was welcomed by many who saw it as a better standard which offers a level playing ground for all candidates giving only the qualified the opportunity into the schools.
In response to the development, several schools have fixed dates for the screening exams to be conducted, while some have even conducted exams for Candidates.
But in a sudden twist of events, amid the anticipation, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Education has come forth stating that, the ban remains and as such, any Institution concerned is not permitted to conduct exams as a means of granting admission to POST-UTME applicants.
According to the Ministry of Education, only the Jamb Scores as well as the Certificate of Applicants should be used as the means of Admission Requirements.
This implies that, all Clearing and Screening Exercise will only include the verification of Certificates of Candidates, Jamb Score, as well as other physical examinations. Any Candidate who meets up with these requirements is qualified for Admission into any University.
In order to clear any doubts, the Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu himself reiterated FG’s stand on the situation, stating that, the clearance should be done at no cost on the applicants.
Meanwhile, the Uniben POST UTME Exams which was scheduled to begin on the 14th of September has been postponed indefinitely. The cause of the sudden postponement was not stated though.
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