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NANS Urges FG To Scrap Post-UTME



A petition has been made to the Federal Government of the Republic of Nigeria, and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)  by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), for the scrapping of the Post- Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations being conducted by universities, even after the general Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations being conducted by JAMB.
The July 14 JAMB 2015 Combined Policy Meeting, led to the adoption of a policy by the examinations body,  which stated that the candidates of universities with more than enough applicants for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination would be transferred to universities with a lower number of applicants compared to their admission capacities.
The policy was however overruled on the 28th of July, by the Federal Government, following mass protests in different parts of the country
In an interview with The Punch however, Mr Tijani Usman, the President of NANS said,
“We have a larger number of students applying to institutions. JAMB has the prerequisite to say they are changing the institution of choice. Ordinarily, when one sits JAMB, the availability is first and second choice.
“Most institutions will take only those who apply to the school as their first choice without considering second-choice candidates. If JAMB is doing that, it means they are trying to help most of our people. The board has a statute that establishes it and once the body offers a candidate admission, every university has to comply.”


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