Editorial

FG to Sanction Varsities Charging Above N2,000 For Post-UTME




The Federal Govern­ment has vowed to punish universities and other tertiary educa­tion institutions in the coun­try for charging candidates above the stipulated N2,000 in this year’s post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Ex­amination (post-UTME).

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who made this known on Wednesday in Abuja, said such hike on the agreed charge of N2,000 would be considered as an act of in­subordination.
“The Minister views this as an act of insubordination and emphatically redirected that every institution that runs in violation to the di­rective will be made to face disciplinary action.

“He, therefore, asked such institutions to refund to the students immediately. Joint Admissions and Matricula­tion Board (JAMB) has been directed to compile a list of violators for appropriate sanctions,” a statement made available to The AUTHOR­ITY by the spokesperson of the education ministry, Mrs C.P. Ihuoma, said.
The minister also dis­missed a statement making the round which said he had directed universities to can­cel post-UTME.

“The report is completely false and without founda­tion. The minister, there­fore, urges universities to go ahead with their Post- UTME arrangements as ear­lier planned.
“Mr Goong, who purport­edly issued the statement, ceased to be a staff of the Ministry since November 2016,” the statement added.



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