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Scraping Of Post Utme: What You Need To Know

The Nigerian Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu
Adamu, has raised concerns over the post-UTME tests
organized by higher institutions for candidates seeking
admission after the JAMB UTME exam.
Adamu was speaking at the 2016 Combined Policy
Meeting on Admissions to Degree, Nigerian Certificate of
Education (NCE) and National Diploma (ND) which he
In his opening remark, Mr. Adamu said if there was
confidence in JAMB’s conduct of the University Tertiary
Matriculation Examinations (UTME), there should be no
need for post-UTME.
In his words: "If the universities have problem with what
JAMB is doing, they should come forward with it and we
will address it.
"JAMB is one of the most active parastatals in the
ministry; I expect that policies that would be beneficial to
Nigerian students should be discussed at this meeting. I
believe there should be no ground to lower the quality;
Nov. 30 remains the closing date for 2016 admission.
"No institution should exceed its quota in admission; we
will start issuing penalties to defaulting institutions", he
However, the Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe
University (UNIZIK), Awka, Prof. Joe Ahaneku, argued
that post-UTME was vital for quality assurance and
maintenance of standard.
He said that his institution arrested 183 impersonators
during its 2015 post-UTME, who were able to evade
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