Post-UTME Cancellation Does Not Stop School From Screening Candidates For Admission – Nigerian Universities Commission, Ibrahim Yakasai
The Public Relations officer of the Nigerian Universities Commission, Ibrahim Yakasai, has announced that the new directive scrapping Post-UTME does not hinder universities from screening students sent to them for admission by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB.
The Federal Government in the past week ordered that the examinations usually organised by universities in Nigeria for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations should be scrapped.
According to the government, “If there was absolute confidence in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, there should be no need for Universities to conduct internal examinations to determine the fate of candidates seeking admissions.”
While addressing newsmen, Yakasai said the new directive does not restrict any university from screening students sent to them by the exams board.
The usual practice was that during admission, universities and other schools are allowed to do elementary screening. The screening include actual verification of Jamb slip, crosschecking of documents for admission, medical test, age check and a host of other prerequisite for securing of admission.