The Federal Government has lifted the embargo on the conduct of examinations usually organised by universities for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has also fixed minimum cut off marks for Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday that universities, polytechnics and other institutions were now free to organise post-UTME screening as a pre-condition to gaining admission into public institutions.
He urged the institutions and its authorities to make the fees for the post-UTME screening affordable in order not to impose huge financial burdens on parents.
“The minister said: “We are going to allow universities to have some choice. Universities can now decide to organise post-UTME, if they want.
“We have asked them not to impose huge financial burden on the parents. The burden should not be more than what they can bear.”
Adamu, who hailed the management of JAMB for remitting N5 billion to the Federal Government, said the money was the highest so far in the last 40 years of JAMB’s existence.