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Senate Proposes To Scrap Post UTME; Prepares Meeting With Stakeholders For Its Elimination

The senate has again revisited plans to scrap Post UTME as they have mandated it’s committee of tertiary education to meet the necessary stakeholders and JAMB officials to achieve the set goal. The Senate opined that the move was already necessary because the emergence of Post UTME has failed to remedy the issues linked with JAMB and its existence has prompted more issues in Nigeria’s educational system.

The resolutions of the Senate Tuesday followed a motion by Senator Umaru l. Kurfi, APC, Katsina Central and entitled, “The Need to revisit the regulatory conflict between Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Universities in offering admission in Nigeria.”
In his presentation of the motion, Senator Umaru l. Kurfi said that “The Senate: Notes that the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) was established in 1976 and saddled with the responsibility of streamlining and co- ordinating admission practice as well as determining who is admitted into universities and other tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria;

“Cognizance that while the executives introduced the Post-UME policy as a remedy to the decay in educational standard in higher institutions of learning, there have been public outcry of extortion from candidates despite the rigorous test they pass through at JAMB;

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