Thursday, 9 June 2016

OAU Bows To FG's Directive, Scraps Post-UTME

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University will not go against the directive of the federal government that all universities should not conduct post UTME, Insider News has reported.

The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Olanrewaju Abiodun said "OAU is owned by the federal government, so we will not conduct our own Post UTME since we have been directed not to do so"

However, the former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, Professor Peter Okebukola, has told Vanguard that Nigerian universities deviated from the initial agreement NUC had with Vice-Chancellors in 2004 when it introduced post-UTME to screen candidates on oral interview and written essay.

He also said that the present position as revealed to him by the Vice-Chancellors, after their meeting with Malam Adamu Adamu last Thursday, was that the Minister had directed that universities should no longer conduct the same type of test as JAMB, but should be free to further subject candidates to screening to meet their local peculiarities.

There are strong indications that OAU may revert to oral interview or/and written essay for the 2016 admissions.
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