Don’t charge more than N2,000 for post-UTME, govt warns tertiary institutions

The Federal Government on Tuesday warned that it would sanction any tertiary institution which charges more than N 2 ,000 for post-UTME .
The Minister of Education , Adamu Adamu , gave the warning at the ongoing Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Policy Meeting on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Gbongan , Osun State .
Adamu said , “At the 2017 policy meeting , I endorsed that any institution which was interested in conducting any form of post-UTME screening could do so , but that the gross charge for the screening should not be more than N 2 ,000 .

“Once again , let me caution heads of tertiary institutions that it would not be tolerated for any institution to charge any fee beyond the approved two thousand naira ( N 2,000 ) .
“Firmer sanctions than those of last session shall be applied to cases of violation ,” the minister said .
Adamu , however , said that the policy meeting would continue to be the forum where the agenda , guidelines, modalities , and timelines would be set for the purpose of admissions to universities , polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria .
“Therefore , no admission to any tertiary institutions should be announced before the policy meeting .
“It is appreciated that the meeting is being held early enough for the commencement of the new session .
“The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board should ensure that the policy meeting is now held not later than June every year ,” Adamu said .
In his remarks , JAMB Registrar , Prof . Ishaq Oloyede , said UTME scores were not the cut -off marks to gain admission into universities .
Oloyede said the marks were just minimum scores , adding that there were other assessments for consideration before a candidate could gain admission into tertiary institutions .
He also said that the number of candidates that were involved in examination malpractices in UTME had reduced drastically .

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