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Federal Government To Scrap UTME And NECO by 1stUnique(m): 8:09pm On Apr 03, 2013
Federal Government has concluded
arrangements to scrap the National Examination
Plans have also been concluded to cancel the
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination being
conducted by the Joint Admission and
Matriculation Board for applicants into the
nation's tertiary institutions.
JAMB will however not be scrapped.
The government's decisions, which would be
made public soon via a White Paper, are based
on the recommendations of the Stephen
Oronsaye-led Presidential Committee on the
Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal
Government Parastatals, Commissions and
A government source told our correspondent
that the decisions were part of the
recommendations made by a White Paper
Committee set up by the government on the
Oronsaye report.
The source added that upon receipt of the latest
report, President Goodluck Jonathan has been
meeting with Vice-President Namadi Sambo and
a few top government officials to take final
decisions on it.
It was in one of such meetings held on Tuesday
that the final decision was taken.
Under the new arrangement, the source said in
place of UTME, authorities of all tertiary
institutions would now be at liberty to conduct
their entrance examinations as they had been
doing for post-UTME.
JAMB will however serve as a clearing house.
"JAMB will now be a clearing house like
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service in
the UK. If somebody gains admission into three
universities and holds down space, immediately
such person picks his first choice, JAMB's
system will automatically free the remaining two
slots for other applicants.
"JAMB will no longer conduct examinations but
it will be setting the standard alongside the
schools authorities," the source said.
UCAS, which was established in 1993, is the
British admission service for students applying
to university and college, including post-16
education as of 2012. UCAS is primarily funded
by students who pay a fee when they apply and
a capitation fee from universities for each
student they accept.
On NECO, the source said in arriving at the
decision to scrap the examination body, the
committee took into cognizance its huge
facilities across the country.
But it was resolved that the West African
Examination Council would absorb NECO's
members of staff and its facilities.
WAEC will also be empowered to conduct two
Senior Secondary School Certificate
Examinations per year, one in January and the
other probably in December.
Hitherto, only one November/December SSCE
Examination is being conducted.
The May/June Senior Secondary Certificate
Examination being organised by the
examination body once in a year still stands.
The government source also said arrangements
had been concluded to scrap the Public
Complaint Commission, the National Poverty
Eradication Programme and the Institute of
Peace and Conflict Resolution among others. What's your view on this issue
Re: Federal Government To Scrap UTME And NECO by laykhorn(m): 10:34pm On Apr 03, 2013
This sounds like a bit of good news to some people but,
Should Goatlock Jonathan and his clueless fellow vice be in charge of admission?
what do they know about admission of students as their younger weaklings do not school in the country...
Re: Federal Government To Scrap UTME And NECO by 1stUnique(m): 11:53pm On Apr 03, 2013
Not like that. Each schools will handle her admission her self
Re: Federal Government To Scrap UTME And NECO by endur4long(m): 11:54pm On Apr 03, 2013
does it mean dat dey want 2 stop jamb & allow only post jamb
Re: Federal Government To Scrap UTME And NECO by 1stUnique(m): 12:00am On Apr 04, 2013
Yes, we can also say it in dat way also

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