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Bayero University, Kano, BUK post UTME is not a money making venture. All the candidates that sat and passed the minimum PUTME points of 160 would be automatically admitted, but not necessarily the course of their choice.

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The management of Bayero University is very much being compassionate by limiting the number of candidates participating in the university’s Post-UTME, describing the exercise as “not a money making venture,” according the Vice Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello.

“We do not intend to extort money from potential students nor do we turn it into a money making venture by making our Post UTME open to every person who scored the minimum JAMB cut off points, hence our decision to restrict the number of persons to participate in the exercise,” explained Professor Bello.

Speaking in his office when he hosted the Kano Zonal Director of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday, 17th September, 2015, the Vice Chancellor said there was no point in raising the hope of students by inviting an outrageous number to write the examination knowing fully the limited admission carrying capacity of the institution.

According to him, many Universities have turned the post UTME as an avenue of revenue generation as a result, they make it wide open to all candidates who scored the JAMB requirements but forgetting that the NUC requirement of it admission quota cannot accommodate even one tenth of the number of students who sat for the Post UTME. “How could a university whose admission carrying capacity is not more than 5,000 invite over 60,000 to sit for the post UTME?” he asked.

In Bayero, Professor Yahuza Bello further explained, over 20,000 candidates out of the several thousands who have chosen BUK as their first choice have scored the minimum 180 points in their JAMB UTME and we could not admit them all therefore, we have to raised the bar, as a way of reducing the figure and we did it in good faith.

The Vice Chancellor said all those who sat and passed the minimum PUTME points of 160 would be automatically admitted, but not necessarily the course of their choice. He explained that over 700 out of those that applied for MBBS have all passed the exams, but the admission capacity for the programme was just 130, therefore the remaining candidates would be sent to other science related courses and this applies to all programmes.

He described the establishment of JAMB as a blessing to the country, saying the agency was able to address the multiple admission problems.

Earlier, the Zonal Director, Hajiya Karimatu Aminu Abubakar, said the visit was primarily to congratulate the Vice Chancellor on his recent appointment on behalf of the Registrar of JAMB.

She equally disclosed that JAMB had allocated three additional Computer Based Test Centre in the University from one centre making them four.

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