We didn’t cancel Post-UTME – Education Minister, Adamu Adamu

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has urged higher institutions and the general public to disregard reports on social media, claiming he has cancelled Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME).

This was contained in a statement by the Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday in Abuja, signed by Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Priscilla Ihuoma.

Institutions were also directed to carry on with the conduct of the Post-UTME.

“The attention of the Minister of Education has been drawn to a news report in the media claiming that the minister had issued a directive to universities to cancel the Post-UTME examinations already scheduled.

“The statement, according to the report, was issued by Mr. Ben Goong, Deputy Director of Press.

“The ministry would like to assert emphatically that the report is completely false and without foundation; Minister therefore urges universities to go ahead with their Post-UTME arrangements as earlier planned.

“Mr. Goong, who purportedly issued the statement, ceased to be a staff of the Ministry since November, 2016.

Universities charging above N2000 to face sanction

Ihuoma added that the minister also warned that institutions charging above the stipulated sum of N2,000 for the exercise would be sanctioned.

ALSO READ:  Kogi State University students protest 5 year non-accreditation of Medicine

“The attention of the minister has also been drawn to some of the institutions who are charging more than the stipulated N2,000,”‎ he said.

News Reporter
EduCeleb.com is dedicated to providing you with credible news, views, interviews and opportunities within the education sector in Nigeria. Do you have any information for us? Chat with us on WhatsApp on +2349052129258. Also, Like EduCeleb.com on Facebook, follow @educeleb on Twitter and connect with EduCeleb on Linkedin for more updates.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Secured By miniOrange