FG: Universities Can Now Organise Post-UTME If They Want

The federal government has given tertiary institutions the go-ahead to conduct Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).

Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, made this known in Abuja on Wednesday, The Nation reports.

He said universities, polytechnics and other institutions were free to organise post-UTME screening as a pre-condition to gaining admission into public institutions.

Adamu had last year announced the ban of post-UTME at a combined policy meeting on admissions.

But while announcing a reversal of the ban, he urged the institutions and its authorities to make the fees for the post-UTME screening affordable.

“We are going to allow universities to have some choice. Universities can now decide to organise post-UTME, if they want,” he said.

“We have asked them not to impose huge financial burden on the parents. The burden should not be more than what they can bear.”

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