The federal government, today, Thursday, June 2, 2016 stopped the conduct of the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations for candidates seeking admissions into any school in Nigeria.
Minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu made this known in Abuja after declaring open the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria.
Reasons the UTME were scrapped according to the Minister are as follows…
- The Nigerian government has confidence in JAMB and the integrity of their results and as such does not see any reason why students should be subjected to another exam before gaining admission. ‘If any University has any complain against Jamb, let them bring it and we address it,” the Minister said.
- JAMB is qualified to conduct tests so when they do conduct the tests, their results is valid enough. “There will be no need to conduct another test for students to gain admission,” the Minister added.
The minister also revealed that cut-off mark has been pegged at 180 for all students nationwide and no school should go below the mark for admission. He however noted that some schools like UNILAG, UI and OAU have their cut-off at 200.