Is Post UTME Really Cancelled For 2018?
This article is meant for students who want to know if Post UTME has been cancelled for 2018.
After the conclusion of the annual UTME exams, it has been a tradition for schools(tertiary institutions) to still conduct screening for candidates who applied for admission into various institutions. This screening is known as Post UTME.
In 2016, there were several calls for the cancellation of Post UTME exams, as many described it as useless and only a means for tertiary institutions to extort money from vulnerable students. Many also argued that the UTME conducted by JAMB is enough screening for candidates who are vying to study in any tertiary institution of their choice. Following these calls for the cancellation of Post UTME, the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu ordered that all schools are free to screen candidates that applied for admission, but the screening process must not involve any form of examination whatsoever.
Fast forward to 2018, when the Supreme court earlier this year ordered an immediate stop on the conduct of Post UTME exams, declaring it illegal. But the ruling of the court on the issue remained unclear as there were still rumours making the round that some schools will still conduct Post UTME this year. Candidates who sat for the 2018 UTME could not but only wait for the JAMB policy meeting slated for the 26th of June, where conclusion would be reached on the conduct of Post UTME this year.
After the conclusion of the policy meeting, it was then made clear that institutions are free to either conduct Post UTME exams or not as it was done in 2017. It was however said that the conduct of the Post UTME exam must not attract a fee higher than ₦2,000.
So, guys to be on the safer side, it’s better that you start preparing for Post UTME exams, and even get past questions to guide in your preparations.
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