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Post-UTME screening: Education Ministry, stakeholders settle for N2,500


The Federal Ministry of Education and stakeholders in the tertiary education sub-sector have agreed to peg the charge for post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening at N2,500.

The agreement according to a statement was reached after deliberations among the ministry, federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

The statement issued by Michael Faborode, Secretary- General, Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) said it was agreed that post-UTME screening should remain but not Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

“From the statement made by the Permanent Secretary, Folashade Yemi-Esan at the meeting, there is no objection to screening by universities as long as it is not another CBT”

“She agreed that Universities should advertise and the maximum fee that should be charged for the screening should be N2,500 -bank charges inclusive”

According to the memo, AVCNU will formally convey its stance to Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education.

It would be noted that since the federal government came up with the cancellation of Post-UTME,there has been concerns on how various Universities would excercise their powers in admission processes,since they would fashion out internal procedure for such.


 Harrison Edeh