Education Ministry To Meet VCs, Admission Officers, Others Over Post-UTME

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The Federal Ministry of Education will convene a meeting with vice-chancellors, admission officers, and other stakeholders to discuss processes for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. According to her, the meeting will hold next week.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, had recently scrapped the post-UTME test “As far as I am concerned, if the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing, the universities should not be holding another examination.

“If the universities have any complain against JAMB, let them bring it and then we address it.

“But 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,” Adamu had said.

According to Mrs Yemi-Esan, the minister had made a pronouncement which should be complied with.

“The responsibility is now on us to give them guidelines and modalities on how to go about what the honourable minister has said.

“There is no written directive but all the stakeholders were at that meeting where the minster said it openly.

“There is going to be a meeting of the all the vice-chancellors and admission officers sometime next week to work our modalities,” she said.

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