The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has directed all tertiary institutions that have conducted post-UTME examination for the 2016/2017 academic session to immediately refund the money or face sanctions.
Malam Adamu Adamu made this position known on Monday, in a press statement issued by Deputy Director Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong.
The statement reiterated the Ministry’s position that post-UTME examinations have been cancelled with immediate effect and no institution should conduct such examinations.
It noted that students who have already been offered admission by JAMB may be screened by the institutions but this must not involve the conduct of any other entry examination.
The minister also stressed that it is unnecessary to subject students to further examinations when they have been offered examinations by JAMB since they will still have to go through between eight or 12-semester examinations throughout their four to six years study in the institutions.
It stated: “Those who have already advertised for the conduct of the Post-UTME under any guise should stop the exercise immediately as any university caught conducting Post-UTME will face appropriate sanctions. If any tertiary Institution has already conducted Post-UTME, such an exercise stands annulled and money taken from such candidates must be refunded immediately.”
Speaking on secondary school leavers who are seeking admission into the tertiary institutions, the minister said, subjecting them to too many examinations all in one year, is traumatic, exploitative and absolutely unnecessary.
It will be recalled that the directive to stop the post-UTME examinations was given by the minister nearly a month ago and the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, had early predicted that post-UTME would stop following the introduction of the CBT examination mode.