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Parents Endorse Stakeholders Agreement On N2,500 Post-JAMB Screening Fee

Posted: Jul 13, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Oyeniran Apata


Announcement by the Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in the tertiary education sub-sector on N2,500 maximum fee for post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening has received the blessings of parents.

It will be recalled that an order by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu banning the conduct of post-UTME had raised a lot of anxiety among stakeholders.

The decision was reached after a deliberation of officials of the ministry, federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

Pronouncement on the fees for the post-UTME screening was contained in a statement issued by Prof. Michael Faborode, the Secretary-General of the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, on Wednesday in Abuja.

The Secretary-General said it was agreed that the post-UTME screening should be sustained following the scrapping of the Computer Based Test (CBT) examination.

“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.”

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

An excited parent and resident in Benin City, the Edo State Capital,  Mr. Joseph Yamah expressed satisfaction with the ongoing reforms in the tertiary education sector, saying that the benchmark on fees for screening test was timely.

He said: “How on earth will an institution charge candidates N10, 200 fees just for entrance examination that is not even a guarantee that the candidates will be offered a place”.

Also, owner of a saloon in Bariga area of Lagos State, Mrs. Funke Adedeji commended the steps taken by the examination body and other stakeholders in the industry.