The Federal Ministry of Education has shall convene a meeting with vice-chancellors, admission officers and other stakeholders to discuss the processes for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, who equally stated that the meeting would hold next week, disclosed this. Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja, said the meeting would hold next week.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the minister of education Mallam Admu Adamu has made pronouncement concerning the conduct of Post-UTME, which should be complied with.
It could be recalled that the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, recently raised concern over the post-UTME test being conducted by various universities.
Adamu had said: “As far as I am concerned, if the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing, the universities should not be holding another examinations.
“If the universities have any complain against JAMB, let them bring it and then we address it.
“But if JAMB is qualified enough to conduct tests and they have conducted test, then there will be no need to conduct another test for students to gain admission.”
Yemi-Esan said the minister had made a pronouncement which should be complied with.
She said: the responsibility is now on the ministry to give institutions guidelines and modalities on how to go about what the honorable minister has said; hence the need for a meeting of all stake holders to work out modalities.
“There is no written directive but all the stakeholders were at that meeting where the minster said it openly.
“There is going to be a meeting of the all the vice-chancellors and admission officers sometime next week to work our modalities.”
However, an academic, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told News agency of Nigeria that scrapping post-UTME could not be done by mere comment at an event.
He said he expected the minister to issue a circular on the issue to the universities through the National Universities Commission.
Meanwhile, various universities have been sending out notices via the media for the test, even as some stakeholders believe that the Federal Government has scrapped exercise.