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Reps move to stop post UTME/JAMB screening

There was a sharp division in the House of Representatives, on Wednesday, over the moves to scrap the Post Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Post- UTME.

This followed a hot debate on a motion which was sponsored by a member, Hon Ademorin Kuye title: “Need to Stop Post JAMB/UTME Examination in Nigeria’s Higher Institutions” at the plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker Honourable Idris Wase. Leading the debate on the motion, Honourable Kuye stated that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) was established in 1978 and saddled with the responsibility of conducting matriculation examinations for entry into tertiary institutions. According to him: ”

Also notes that JAMB appoints examiners, moderators, invigilators, members of the Subject Panels and Committees and other persons with respect to the matriculation examinations and other matters incidental thereto in order to place suitably qualified candidates in tertiary institutions. “Nigerians pay for Senior School Certificate Examinations (WAEC and NECO) through either internal or external registration and also pay to purchase JAMB/UTME forms to enable them sit for the examination to gain admissions into higher institutions of their choices.

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“Disturbed that after payments and undergoing rigorous registration and examination processes as final step to gaining admissions into Higher Institutions, the said Higher Institutions subject students to another internal examination/test called POST UTME/JAMB on payment of yet another fee.” Reps

There was a sharp division in the House of Representatives, on Wednesday, over the moves to scrap the Post Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Post- UTME.

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This followed a hot debate on a motion which was sponsored by a member, Hon Ademorin Kuye title: “Need to Stop Post JAMB/UTME Examination in Nigeria’s Higher Institutions” at the plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker Honourable Idris Wase. Leading the debate on the motion, Honourable Kuye stated that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) was established in 1978 and saddled with the responsibility of conducting matriculation examinations for entry into tertiary institutions. According to him: ” Reps

Also notes that JAMB appoints examiners, moderators, invigilators, members of the Subject Panels and Committees and other persons with respect to the matriculation examinations and other matters incidental thereto in order to place suitably qualified candidates in tertiary institutions. “Nigerians pay for Senior School Certificate Examinations (WAEC and NECO) through either internal or external registration and also pay to purchase JAMB/UTME forms to enable them sit for the examination to gain admissions into higher institutions of their choices. Reps

“Disturbed that after payments and undergoing rigorous registration and examination processes as final step to gaining admissions into Higher Institutions, the said Higher Institutions subject students to another internal examination/test called POST UTME/JAMB on payment of yet another fee.”

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