Group cautions institutions against post -UTME screening, says court rules offensive
A non-governmental organization, Legal Defence Assistance Project (LEDAP) has warned administrators of tertiary institutions across the federation against students’ sitting for the post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), warning that a court order against the exercise, remains active
As contained in separate letters from the group to the minister of education, mallam Adamu Adamu, alongside authorities of universities, polytechnics and colleges of education, and according to a witness media group, The Guardian, the court had announced the conduct of post-UTME in tertiary institutions across the nation as illegal.
In continuation, the letter signed by LEDAP national coordinator, Chino Obiagwu has it that:
“It has come to our notice that some universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria are currently selling forms for post-UTME examinations and other screening tests for admission into the institutions.
Please take notice that there is a restive Judgment of the Federal High Court in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/979/15 between LEDAP and Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the minister of education and the National Universities Commission (NUC), wherein the court held that only JAMB can conduct examinations and offer admissions into tertiary institutions by virtue of Section 5 (1) (2) of the agency’s act.
Consequently, the court pronounced the post-UTME conducted by the institutions as illegal, and formally raised an injunction withdrawing them from conducting post-UTME or any pattern of examination.