Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Nigerian Senate Set To Scrap Post UTME



The Nigerian Senate had begun moves to scrap the post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME as it yesterday mandated its committee on Tertiary Education to meet with relevant stakeholders, especially the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and come up with recommendations on how to achieve the set goal.

According to Vanguard, the Senate said the move has become imperative because the introduction of the post – UTME examination has to a large extent failed to remedy the problems associated with the JAMB, adding that its continued existence has posed more challenges for the Nigeria educational system.

The Senate has also called for the development of a strategy that would ensure the efficiency and integrity in the conduct of JAMB examination.

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.”

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