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Jamb Latest News: FG Scraps Post UTME Exams at Tertiary Institutions

Jamb latest news reaching us is that the Federal Government announced the cancellation  of POST UTME into all tertiary institution in Nigeria. This was disclosed by Minister of Education Adamu Adamu on 1st of June 2016 during the combined Policy meeting held at the Federal Capital Territory.

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On jamb latest news, Prof ‘Dibu Ojerinde, the registrar for the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, told reporters that though the cut-off mark has been put at 180, any institution that chooses may increase the mark. According to him:

“180 is given and no institution will go below 180 this year, And some universities can go above it, I know Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife will not go below 200 and University of Lagos will not go below 200 and also University of Ibadan.”

Also Prof Ojerinde restated the Minister of Education’s announcement about the new cut-off mark by saying “for post UTME ,no more writing of post UTME anymore but institutions will screen their candidates.”

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This news triggered mixed reaction among the people. While some are in favour of the scrap, others are of the opinion that scrapping of UTME will debar many students who are intelligent but whom their parents are poor the opportunity to get admission to higher institution.

Their fear is that the ‘rich people’ will get their ways in inflating their children’s mark, thereby preventing the intelligent but poor student from getting admission into higher institution.

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Which side are you. Are you in favour of the scrapping of the POST UTME by Nigerian universities or not. Let’s know your opinion on this. Use the comment box below to share you opinion. Thanks.


4 thoughts on “Jamb Latest News Updates”

    • In my own opinion, the issue is controversy, some belief that scraping Post Utme will denial some good and intelligent candidates admission, some are of the opinion that it is a good decision taken by FG. Let wait and see, for time will tell. Anyway thanks for your comment

  1. jamb should be scrapped not post utme. if there was no jamb this year’s giving of 40 marks to some candidates wouldn’t have occurred. And addressing of those that were not given to sit at home and wait for next year wouldn’t have been.

    • I really understanding your point of view. It could have amounted to injustice if jamb gives 40 mark to some and didn’t give to others. But with the reliable information I gathered, jamb discovered that their system had problem after the first set of candidates that wrote jamb exams and was immediately rectified. That is the reason why 40 marks was only given to those candidate that were affected. All the best.


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