Federal Government Abolishes Catchment Area in Federal Universities’ Admission

The Federal Government has abolished the adoption of catchment areas policy for admission into federal government-owned universities.

Federal Government Abolishes Catchment Area in Federal Universities’ Admission

The Federal Government has abolished the policy of catchment areas in the admission of new students into federal government-owned universities and has threatened sanction against universities that contravene this decision. It said the new policy would commence from 2020.



President Muhammadu Buhari stated this at the 45th convocation ceremony of the University of Benin in Edo State.

Represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Suleiman Yusuf directed all federal universities to ensure that every local government, all states and all geopolitical zones are represented in their admission of the new entrance.




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