The Federal Government’s directive for post-UTME to be scrapped seems to have come at a time when schools have already started putting plans in place to conduct the exercise for 2016/2017 academic session. Some schools had even announced theirs before the directive came.
It was expected that the scrapping of post-UTME should mean that schools will not demand screening fees/charges from candidates. But going by observations, that is not the case.
The major reason being that schools have already invested in logistics and planning in preparation towards the conduct of 2016/2017 post-UTME before the directive to scrap it came. So they have to recuperate what they have already invested, hence the reason for screening fee/charges.
Similarly, you must have observed that institutions that have announced the start of their admission process for 2016/2017 session have used the nomenclature “Admission screening” to replace the post-UTME. But looking at the procedure and screening details, you need no prophet to tell you that what you’re going to have this year is Post-UTME as usual.
What this means for candidates is, forget “admission screening” and prepare for post-UTME as it has always been.
In many schools, the so called “admission screening” will be nothing than what post-UTME has been like in previous years.
So don’t relax and think there’s going to be a change or that the screening will be a walk over. One vital lesson you need to learn in life is to always prepare for the worst.
If you have been cooling off, you better start blazing now. Get the relevant materials and start preparing.
Probably schools will be able to adjust to the directive to scrap post-UTME entirely by next year. But for this year, we have to face the reality.
Wish you success.