• FG threatens to revoke licences of private varsities over post-UTME

    FG threatens to revoke licences of private varsities over post-UTME

    Private universities that flout the Federal Government’s proscription of the controversial written post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME), and covertly conduct the exercise, risk sanctions. They could have their operational licences revoked by the Federal Government.

    FG also said it would sanction any of its institutions that conduct written post-UTME, and sack their vice chancellors of such schools.

    Deputy Director, Press at the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Bem Goong, said the warning has become necessary as some institutions were still bent on […]

  • JAMB insists no written post-UTME for varsities

    JAMB insists no written post-UTME for varsities

    The Registrar and Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday dismissed the speculation of a stalemate in the admission of fresh students into universities across the country.

    Oloyede, who spoke during an interview with journalists shortly after a visit to the zonal office of the board in Benin, the Edo State capital, insisted that all universities have been barred from conducting written examinations before admitting students.

    He also denied the alleged imposition of prospective students […]

  • Former NUC scribe defends scrapping of post UTME

    Former NUC scribe defends scrapping of post UTME

    The immediate-past Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, Wednesday, said the commission supported the scrapping of post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to protect the students from being swindled.

    Okojie, however, said despite the scrapping of the post UTME, the Senate of each institution has the autonomy and authority to determine who to admit and when to admit.

    The former NUC boss stated this at a welcome reception organised for him by the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta […]

  • Cancellation of post-UTME threat to quality education – ASUU

    Cancellation of post-UTME threat to quality education – ASUU

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said on Monday in Abuja that the cancellation of Post-UTME would pose a serious danger to the quality of education in the country.

    ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this at a news briefing convened by the union on issues affecting Nigerian universities and the nation in general.

    Ogunyemi said that scrapping the Post-UTME by the Federal Government was a mistake and should, therefore, be revisited with utmost urgency.

    He recalled that vice-chancellors and other stakeholders […]

  • FG clarifies ban on Post-UTME, admission procedure

    FG clarifies ban on Post-UTME, admission procedure

    The Federal Government on Saturday clarified its ban on Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and the general admission procedures, saying it “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.”

    The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated this in a statement by the Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations) in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Ben Bem-Goong.

    He said the clarification became necessary “following conflicting […]

  • Why FG scrapped Post-UTME – Adesina explains

    Why FG scrapped Post-UTME – Adesina explains

    The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Monday disclosed that the decision by the Federal Government to scrap post-University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) was informed by the need to make admission into tertiary institutions less cumbersome for Nigerian youths.

    He made this disclosure at Effurun, Delta State when he bagged an award from the students of Four Square Gospel Fellowship of Federal University of Petroleum Resources, (FUPRE) during the 2016 Four Square Gospel […]

  • NANS rejects N2,500 Post-UTME screening fee

    NANS rejects N2,500 Post-UTME screening fee

    According to reports, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has rejected kicked the introduction of the admission screening fee of N2,500 by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Education.

    Mr Gbenga Ayenuro, the NANS Vice President, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure on Friday.NANS, which has been, and will always be, at the forefront of any and every kind of exploitation of Nigerian students in any guise was relieved by the recent ban on […]

  • Vice Chancellors deny fixing post-UTME screening fee

    Vice Chancellors deny fixing post-UTME screening fee

    The Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) has denied reports that the Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in the tertiary education sub-sector have agreed on N2,500 as fee for post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) screening.

    Secretary-General of the association, Prof. Michael Faborode, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the AVCNU does not speak for Federal Government, adding that it was the duty of the Ministry of Education to make such pronouncement.

    Faborode, who noted […]

  • FG scraps CBT, pegs post-UTME fee at N2,500

    FG scraps CBT, pegs post-UTME fee at N2,500

    The Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in the tertiary education sub-sector have scrapped the Computer-Based Test, CBT, even as they agreed on N2,500 as the maximum fee for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

    This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the Secretary-General, Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, AVCNU, Prof. Michael Faborode, who said the agreement was reached after a deliberation of officials of the ministry, federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

    Faborode […]

  • UI ASUU chair slams Minister over post-UTME

    UI ASUU chair slams Minister over post-UTME

    The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, Sunday received a knock from the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole, over his recent ‎pronouncement on banning of post-JAMB examinations in Nigerian universities, describing it as incursion into the autonomy of the universities.

    Describing the decision as autocratic, the ASUU boss in a press statement he made available to ‘New Telegraph’ in Ibadan, said that rather than concentrating on the fundamental issue of funding universities […]

  • ASUU kicks against FG’s scrapping of Post-UTME

    ASUU kicks against FG’s scrapping of Post-UTME

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Wednesday, kicked against the Federal Government’s directive for tertiary institutions to scrap the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Post-UTME, for admission of candidates for the 2016/2017 academic session, saying the quality of tertiary education in the country could improve if the institutions are allowed to regulate their students admission process.

    ASUU President, Comrade Biodun Ogunyemi, said such freedom would enhance the quality of education.

    Recall that at a recent joint policy meeting to decide the […]