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Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by opera1(m): 4:30pm On Oct 03, 2017
ABUJA- THE Senate had begun moves to scrap the post Unified Matriculation Examination, UME as it yesterday mandated its committee on Tertiary Education to meet with relevant stakeholders, especially the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and come up with recommendations on how to achieve the set goal.

According to the Senate, the move has become imperative because the introduction of the post – UME examination has to a large extent failed to remedy the problems associated with the JAMB, adding that its continued existence has posed more challenges for the Nigeria educational system.

The Senate has also called for the development of a strategy that would ensure the efficiency and integrity in the conduct of JAMB examination.

The resolutions of the Senate Tuesday followed a motion by Senator Umaru l. Kurfi, APC, Katsina Central and entitled, “The Need to revisit the regulatory conflict between Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Universities in offering admission in Nigeria.”

In his presentation of the motion, Senator Umaru l. Kurfi said that “The Senate: Notes that the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) was established in 1976 and saddled with the responsibility of streamlining and co- ordinating admission practice as well as determining who is admitted into universities and other tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria;

“Further notes that that the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) is the Federal umbrella organization which oversees the administration of University education in Nigaria, and prior to 2005 , the truly criteria needed for candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions was for such candidate to have minimum admission requirement and possess a certain score at his or her JAMB examination.

“Aware that the laudable objectives of JAMB began to suffer progressive denudation shortly after its inception as some universities admitted students outside the list sent by JAMB and rejecting candidates with admission letters from JAMB on the ground that they had to comply with their own internal quota and catchment calculation, coupled with the issue of malpractices that plagued JAMB examinations.

“Further aware as scores of successful JAMB candidates turned out ill equipped for university education, the Federal Government, in 2005, under the leadership of President Olusegun Obasanjo , introduced the policy of Post-UME screening by Universities which made it compulsory for tertiary institutions to screen candidates after JAMB results and before offering admission;

“Worried that while this new development was aimed at addressing the problem of student quality, it reintroduced and entrenched many of the problems it sought to eliminate through JAMB;

“Cognizance that while the executives introduced the Post-UME policy as a remedy to the decay in educational standard in higher institutions of learning, there have been public outcry of extortion from candidates despite the rigorous test they pass through at JAMB;

“Disturbed that as the integrity of the post -UME examination is open to question as the pecuniary motive of the respective institutions comes so visibly to the fore that there is little pretence about maximizing the income flows through these internal examinations;

“Regrets that the introduction of the post – UME examination has to a large extent failed to remedy the problems associated with the JAMB and as such, its continued existence has posed more challenges for the Nigeria educational system.”

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by MrPresident1: 4:31pm On Oct 03, 2017
Policy Somersault angry

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by hotspec(m): 4:32pm On Oct 03, 2017
Good decision if it works out. PUTME is nothing but a money making Avenue

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by cuedish: 4:34pm On Oct 03, 2017
Nigeria education system is as bad as a toilet without water.

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by LordIsaac(m): 4:41pm On Oct 03, 2017
Looƙ at yet another animalistic tendency! Nigerians are reallƴ patient. Well, what is more, Ɗe Tockeville asserts that a country gets the ƙinɗs of leaders it ɗeserves.

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by mikool007(m): 4:41pm On Oct 03, 2017
Since when have they been moving they should get on with it already
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by thesicilian: 4:55pm On Oct 03, 2017
One step forward, two steps backwards.

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by Kagarko(m): 5:07pm On Oct 03, 2017
Hope the mover of the motion is doing so In good faith. Hope his ward wasn't denied admission through Putme.

Quite frankly speaking, the move is a good one. It really amount to waste of time and resources writing jamb and post utme.

But I used to think that lack of enough institution that will take the millions seeking admission is the problem.

The Senate should rather create bil that will sanitise the private universities and provide an enabling environment for more institution to come on board. 120 universities 80 government owned and 40 privately owned. This is way too small for a country of 200 millions.

Brazil has about 3000 universities 70 of which is Agriculturally inclined. How can they have food shortage or how can their children seeking admission not have space.

Imagine about 8000 students applied for medicine in ABU last year and ABU have vacancy for only about 300 students.

I think PMB need to declare state of emergency on education.


God bless Nigeria and Nigerians

God bless PMB

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by vellie(m): 6:14pm On Oct 03, 2017
Honestly Nigerian Educational System is "confused"
lalasticlala,
Mynd44
please elp us do The Needful
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by skimmy005: 6:23pm On Oct 03, 2017
putme is useless, putme is just for making money d result dnt rilly mattas ,I knw abt sum1 who got below d putme cutoff mark in a federal university but was still given admission. 2015 to be specific

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by vellie(m): 6:36pm On Oct 03, 2017
skimmy005
thats the Nigeria and the world in whc we find our slfs 2day,
school aint abt learning anymore.....
Its just about Passing, and those who pass? Dont even get the reward 4 it.
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by ANTONINEUTRON(m): 6:42pm On Oct 03, 2017
With D 120 Cut Off Mark

Putme Is Needed, But At A Cheaper Rate. How Can Fedpolynas Be Charging 5k For Putme

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by skimmy005: 8:01pm On Oct 03, 2017
vellie:
skimmy005
thats the Nigeria and the world in whc we find our slfs 2day,
school aint abt learning anymore.....
Its just about Passing, and those who pass? Dont even get the reward 4 it.
so true

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by Nobody: 8:21pm On Oct 03, 2017
I don't understand what has been going on about this post UME thing. Today you hear it has been scrapped, tomorrow you hear it has been restarted, next day you hear it has been reformed.

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by Wenebadu(f): 8:21pm On Oct 03, 2017
I pray it works this time
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by Lincoln275(m): 8:21pm On Oct 03, 2017
hmmmm! dey should move more important issue jare
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by pejuakinab: 8:21pm On Oct 03, 2017
Long overdue!
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by ayusco85(m): 8:22pm On Oct 03, 2017
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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by Dearlord(m): 8:22pm On Oct 03, 2017
Always moving to and fro in this country

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by enemyofprogress: 8:22pm On Oct 03, 2017
God bless bukora salaki
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by Nobody: 8:23pm On Oct 03, 2017
I like to address issues without being unnecessarily emotional.

1) Nigerian Universities are currently underfunded yet you are taking away the little avenues they use in making money and balancing budget. To apply to any University across the globe you need to pay about $100 just as application fee which is non refundable even if you don't get the admission. The education in public universities is free already what is wrong in actually collecting a token for PUME. Of course I am not in support of excessive charges but stakeholders ought to come together and agree on a fixed amount for public universities and then enforce it.

2) Jamb does the fleecing - if you truly want to protect the rights of Nigerian youths then I think the best thing to do is to scrap Jamb itself. What is the use of the 5 billion being generated by jamb to the educational sector. It all ends up in the pockets of looters. These same schools you are taking funds from are severely underfunded. You have no problem taking away the pume because the money doesn't end in your pocket like that of jamb yet you are bothered about pume which is actually helpful to the universities.

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by visijo(m): 8:23pm On Oct 03, 2017
confuse set of beingS..

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by mmb(m): 8:25pm On Oct 03, 2017
Majority of the Senators university passed through them.

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by enemyofprogress: 8:26pm On Oct 03, 2017
Wenebadu:
I pray it works this time
so you still dey follow small children write JAMB at your age?
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by Tascom236(m): 8:27pm On Oct 03, 2017
Shebi thats what they did last year and they saw how woefully it failed before deciding to write post utme this year again. Nigeria is in a state of JIGIJAGA....smh

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by seguno2: 8:30pm On Oct 03, 2017
First they lower JAMB score to 120.
Now they are scrapping post-UTME.
Fulanis and quota system will wreck our education system further.

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by free2ryhme: 8:30pm On Oct 03, 2017
opera1:


SOURCE

No be today Una don dey scrap post utme

Clowns
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by tochieee: 8:30pm On Oct 03, 2017
when they cannot pass jamb dey reduced it to less Dan wat a dullard will pass and now dey want to remove post ume. continue... Nigeria at 57

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Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by daveP(m): 8:30pm On Oct 03, 2017
Babylonians!!
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by alt3r3g0: 8:31pm On Oct 03, 2017
With Jamb score as 120?
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by eph12(m): 8:31pm On Oct 03, 2017
But they just brought it back this year
Re: Senate Moves To Scrap Post-UTME by fixedhollies(m): 8:33pm On Oct 03, 2017
This present Senate seems stronger than previous Senates Naija ever had... The influence is just too much.

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