Federal Government Scraps Post-UTME, Pegs Cut-off Mark at 180

Federal Government scrapped Post UTME. The 2016/2017 academic session admission cut-off mark at 180 for University, Polytechnic, College of Education or IEI(Innovative Enterprise Institute).


The Federal Government on Thursday scrapped the conduct of post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, post UTME, for candidates seeking admission into higher institutions, adding that there was no need for other examination to be conducted by universities after the one conducted by JAMB.

The government and stakeholders in education sector also pegged 180 as benchmark for 2016 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education to improve quality of education in Nigeria.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, gave the order at the National Universities Commission in Abuja, while declaring open the 2016 combined policy meeting on admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria.

Adamu 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 Minister, however, requested JAMB to stop extra charges on several categories of changes on admissions such as the change of course, change of school and others.

MSG Team.

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