The Federal Government has scrapped the post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME for candidates seeking admission into higher institutions.
 
The government however said that all tertiary institutions were at liberty to conduct screening but not written examinations.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said this on Thursday at the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria.

He said: “As far as I am concerned the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing. The universities should not be holding another examination and if the universities have any complaint against JAMB let them bring it and then we address it.

“If JAMB is qualified enough to conduct tests and they have conducted test then there will be no need to conduct another test for students to gain admission.”

Meanwhile, the JAMB has pegged the cut – off mark for admission for 2016 at 180, JAMB’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde said this.