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FG Scraps Computer Based Test For Post-UTME Screening, Pegs Fee At N2,500

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The Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders
in the tertiary education sub-sector have agreed on
N2,500 as the fee for post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME) screening. This is contained in a
statement issued by Prof. Michael Faborode, the
Secretary-General, Association of Vice-Chancellors of
Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) on Wednesday in Abuja.

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Faborode said the agreement was reached after a
deliberation of officials of the ministry, federal
universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. The
secretary-general said while it was agreed that the post-
UTME screening should be sustained following the
scrapping of the Computer Based Test (CBT).

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“From the statement made by the Permanent Secretary,
Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan at the meeting, there is no
objection to screening by universities as long as it is not
another CBT. “She agreed that universities should
advertise and the maximum fee that should be charged
for the screening should be N2,500 – bank charges
inclusive.’’

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According to the statement, the association will formally
convey its stance to the Minister of Education, Malam
Adamu Adamu.

NAN reports that Adamu’s recent announcement of the
ban on post-UTME had raised a lot anxiety among
stakeholders.




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