Adamu made the announcement at the opening of the 2016 combined policy meeting on admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria
The Federal Government has scrapped the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
The Post-UTME is an internal exam organised for students seeking admission, by Universities of their choice, after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB).
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu told newsmen of the government’s decision on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
He made the announcement at the opening of the 2016 combined policy meeting on admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria
Adamu also said the Universities are free to hold screening interviews for prospective candidates, adding that he has confidence in JAMB’s ability to hold exams.
The minister also called on JAMB to stop all forms of multiple charges on change of school and course forms.
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 post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) has been a source of controversy, as many parents have accused Universities of using the exam to raise funds.