Education ministry, stakeholders agree on N2,500 post-UTME screening fee
The Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in the tertiary education sub-sector have agreed on N2,500 as the fee for post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening.
This is contained in a statement issued by Prof. Michael Faborode, the Secretary-General, Association of ViceChancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) in Abuja yesterday.
But the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Mr. Ben Goong, said the government hadn’t reversed the ban on post-UTME and did not issue any official statement on CBT.
He said he contacted the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan whether a statement was issued on postUTME and she replied in a text message: “That is not true, I am on holiday and have not said anything to the press.”
Faborode said the agreement was reached after a deliberation of officials of the ministry, federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.
He said while it was agreed that the post-UTME screening should be sustained following the scrapping of the Computer Based Test (CBT).
“From the statement made by the Permanent Secretary, Dr 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 statement, the association will formally convey its stance to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, whose recent announcement of the ban on postUTME had raised a lot anxiety among stakeholders. (NAN)