Only JAMB can ad­mit stu­dents into var­si­ties – FG

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Mis­bahu Bashir

The Fed­eral Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion yes­ter­day said only the Joint Ad­mis­sions and Ma­tric­u­la­tion Board (JAMB) can ad­mit stu­dents into uni­ver­si­ties.

The min­istry also said uni­ver­si­ties had no busi­ness ad­mit­ting can­di­dates other than those sent to it by JAMB but could screen can­di­dates to re­move those with anti-so­cial traits and sus­pi­cious cre­den­tials.

The Direc­tor, Press and Pub­lic Re­la­tions, in the min­istry, Mr. Ben Bem Goong, also de­nied me­dia re­ports that the ear­lier de­ci­sion to can­cel post-Uni­fied Ter­tiary Ma­tric­u­la­tion Ex­am­i­na­tion (UTME) was up­turned.

He said while the ban on post UTME stayed, screen­ing was only for those ad­mit­ted by JAMB and lim­ited to ex­am­i­na­tion of cre­den­tials and phys­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion of can­di­dates to en­sure that they are not cultists.

“All these should be done upon re­sump­tion. No univer­sity is al­lowed to have any­thing to do with any ap­pli­cant who is not its stu­dent. Screen­ing and reg­is­tra­tion are only for those who have been ad­mit­ted by JAMB,” he said.

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