Posted on Thu 12 Oct 2017, 04:41 AM

In reaction to several reports in the social media that the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu had ordered a cancellation of the Post-UTME exams conducted by the nation's higher institution, the ministry has urged the general public to disregard such reports.

In a statement by the Federal Ministry of Education, institutions were directed to disregard the report and carry on with the conduc of the Post-UTME exercise.

The statement which was signed by the ministry's Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Priscilla Ihuoma, read in part that "the attention of the Minister of Education has been drawn to a news report in the media claiming that the minister hed issued a directive to universities to cancel the Post-UTME examinations already scheduled...the ministry would like to assert that the report is completely false and without foundation; (the) Minister therefore urges universities to go ahead with their post-UTME arrangement as earlier planned"

The Ministry also cleared the air on reports that the statement that signaled the reports emanated from the minstry. "The statement according to the report was issued by Mr. Ben Goong, Deputy Director of Press...Mr. Goong who purportedly issued the statement, ceased to be a staff of the Ministry since November, 2016.

The ministry has however warned institutions that have charged more than the stipulated N2,000 for the examinations that they risk facing disciplinary action as this was an act of insurbodination if they do not refund the excess of the stipulated amount as the Ministry through the Joint Amissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had taken steps to compile a list of violators for appropriate sanctions.


By Joseph Odeh

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