Only candidates shortlisted for admission should be charged for screening – FG tells universities


The Federal Government on Saturday explained that its ban on the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and the general admission procedures, “does not in any way affect the statutory role of the Senate of any university or the academic boards of any tertiary institution conducting its admissions”.Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu , in a statement by the Ministry’s Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations), Ben. Bem-Goong, said the clarification became necessary following conflicting reports in the media over the roles of universities and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in admission under the new dispensation.

It stated that the role of JAMB was to conduct the UTME, compile the list of candidates whose scores meet the cut-off mrks (180 and above) and send same to the universities.

The universities are then expected to shortlist candidates using the agreed guidelines and thereafter return the shortlisted candidates to JAMB for verification of compliance to guidelines and subsequent issuance of JAMB admission letters.

“For the avoidance of doubt, any screening charges shall apply only to successful candidates who have been issued admission by the universities of their choice. All universities and JAMB should adhere to this directive,” Adamu stated. DailyPost

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