The Nigerian government has lifted a ban placed on the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(Post-UTME), an examination that used to be conducted for individual universities for admissions.
Education minister, Malam Adamu Adamu announced the decision in Abuja on Tuesday while opening the 2017 Joint Admissions and Matriculation (JAMB) policy meeting.He stated that the 2016 decision to ban the post-UTME was done in error and said he was “ill advised to take that decision.”
He highlighted that corruption in the system was also responsible for the decision to ban the post-UTME exercise.He warned that no institution should charge any fee above N2, 000 per candidate in the exercise and warned that it must be corruption free.
Meanwhile, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday announced that 120 would be the minimum cut off point for 2017/2018 tertiary admission consideration into universities.
The Board announced that 100 would be used as the cut off point for similar admission into polytechnics and colleges of education.