2 June 2016
The Federal Government has scrapped the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, as a prerequisite to gaining admission into higher institutions in the country.
Government and stakeholders in the education sector also pegged 180 as the benchmark score for 2016 admission into Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
This according to them is to improve the quality of education in Nigeria.
These decisions were reached at the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria.
The Minister of Education , Malam Adamu Adamu, in opening the meeting, said: “As far as I am concerned, the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing, the universities should not be holding another examinations and if the universities have any complain against JAMB, let them bring it and then we address it.”