The Public Relations officer of the Nigerian Universities
Commission, Ibrahim Yakasai, has announced that the
new directive scrapping Post-UTME does not hinder
universities from screening students sent to them for
admission by the Joint Admission and Matriculation
The Federal Government in the past week ordered that the
examinations usually organised by universities in Nigeria
for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examinations should be scrapped.
According to the government, “If there was absolute
confidence in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board, there should be no need for Universities to conduct
internal examinations to determine the fate of candidates
While addressing newsmen, Yakasai said the new
directive does not restrict any university from screening
students sent to them by the exams board.
The usual practice was that during admission, universities
and other schools are allowed to do elementary screening.
The screening include actual verification of Jamb slip,
crosschecking of documents for admission, medical test,
age check and a host of other prerequisite for securing of