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Return Post-UTME Fees You Have Collected from Candidates – Education Minister tells Universities



Minister of Education - Mallam Adamu Adamu

Minister of Education,  Adamu Adamu

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has directed all tertiary institutions that have conducted Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) to immediately refund money taken from candidates, Guardian reports.

In a statement issued by Deputy Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, Adamu declared that post-UTME examinations already taken are null and void; threatening that any institution caught still conducting the examination under any guise would be sanctioned.

This is coming weeks after the Federal government scrapped the Post-UTME saying that it has confidence “in what JAMB is doing”. Click here if you missed it.

Those who have already advertised for the conduct of the Post-UTME under any guise should stop the exercise immediately as any university caught conducting Post-UTME will face appropriate sanctions. If any tertiary Institution has already conducted Post-UTME, such an exercise stands annulled and money taken from such candidates must be refunded immediately.

The ban is with immediate effect, and under no circumstance should any institution violate the directive.

Any educational institution after secondary education is regarded as a tertiary institution. Therefore all tertiary institutions, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Universities or by whatever name it is called after secondary education must be subjected to admission through the JAMB. At the end of probationary admission by JAMB, the candidates can be cleared (screened) for final admission. For any institution with a shortfall in admission, such institution can revert to JAMB for supplementary admission.

Clearing in this case (screening) entails only the verification of certificates of the candidates, JAMB scores, and any other physical examination to ensure that such candidates are not cultists. After this, the candidates are qualified for matriculation. Such screening should be at no cost to the parents or students and should be done upon resumption in order to avoid unnecessary travels in search of admission,” the minister said.

Adamu said that subjecting secondary school leavers seeking admission into tertiary institutions to too many examinations in one year is traumatic, exploitative, and absolutely unnecessary.

He directed the National Universities Commission (NUC) and appropriate departments in the Ministry to communicate the directive to relevant agencies and institutions to ensure strict compliance.


  1. okonta victor

    June 27, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    please delsu had violated fg directives by conducting post utme .

  2. National

    June 28, 2016 at 2:01 am

    UNIPORT and RSUST have started collecting fees for the Post UMTE process now.

    UNIPORT is #5000.00 for only bank payment while RSUST is #7000.00

    This is too bad after the Federal Government has say NO TO IT.

    Thank God for this Government!!!

  3. adesuwa

    June 28, 2016 at 5:40 am

    My AAU ekpoma be like “na una own una de talk” I trust that school on issues like this.

  4. besos

    June 28, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Can someone please clarify if this applies to private universities ..

  5. afir free browsing

    June 28, 2016 at 9:27 am

    all unis in 9ja

  6. wisdom

    June 28, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Refunding the money back to asprirant should be monitored #some school may no comply to it

  7. Sophia

    June 28, 2016 at 11:16 am

    delsu post utme exam will commence on 1st and 2nd of July. ..They are going against the rules.

  8. Tosin

    June 28, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    so sad. we need to give young people something to do…some direction…some training…some hope. my best idea right now? learn something that you love while you’re at home. if you’re into books, read everything. if you’re into clothes, be a clothes merchant. if you’ve always wanted to learn a new language – do it, move to another state, start your life, download language videos… organise ‘summer’ activities for kids in your area, vex and become an artist/artiste/athlete/gamer…just plan out your one or two years in a constructive way. if you’re all about going to uni, you can actually develop your interests before getting in. robotics o, law o, medicine o, you don’t have to wait for uni.

    just start something. or travel abroad. many countries more serious than nigeria.
    i know, i know, but it just feels so terrible, detaining young people with nothing to do. at least post-utme kept them in some sort of structure (and gave the schools extra allawee to pay staff and keep up facilities.)

    never mind we’re also detaining many old people with nothing to do…

  9. Mustapha a joke rodiyat

    June 28, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Please how can it e possible for me to gain admission into unilorin this year and also I didn’t chose lasu in my jamb but I want to write their post UT. E is it possible for me to also gain admission there

    • Mustapha a joke rodiyat

      June 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Wen will I get the reply to my question


      June 29, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      LASU can nt gv u admission becuse it is a big school u can go fr skul lyk esut absu al state uni

  10. @omo9jatoja1

    June 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

    It not possible 4 u 2 write lasu putme , bcos lasu has not evn alow does that choose dem as second choice this year and there putme .

  11. loome

    June 29, 2016 at 1:19 am

    This adamu adamu weyy dem force go school during his time, come here come dey dictate rubish for us, or jamb don bribe am, na only jamb wan dey collect d money. Who cares how much post ume cost, tell me is 6,ooo not affordable for an average nigerian that’s serious minded and wanna gain admision. I knw scores of people who always manipulate their ways to get good jamb results. Infact people will now be more unserious, so far I knw a reliable jamb parole center I can go, and I have my cash on me. Admssion sure die!!!! Nigerian government, rubish policies,! You want to start comparng our fathers time, wth today that unseriousness is as rampant as malaria , I just pty nigerians future sha. The best thin is conduct post ume buh at a very affordable price #1000 or #500 is okay. Not scraP! I repeat “not scraped!

    • nicole

      June 29, 2016 at 10:59 am

      we hv 2 scrape it……its unfair
      the man knows wat he is doing
      this is d best for us
      if u hv money 2 waste u can
      bt think of d pple wu can afford it

    • Emma

      June 29, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      brother honestly you don’t understand the dynamics been played out, i will advice you to comment on issues you truly understand.


      July 4, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      guy u no wel

  12. Ogechimka

    June 29, 2016 at 4:26 am

    If they have offered us admission let Jamb send us message notifying that, then the message will be bearing a number that will be used to print out admission letter for us.

  13. jasty

    June 29, 2016 at 9:17 am

    while there’s nothing to be scared about, just sit for the exam if u really know what you are doing,got my on Friday @Delsu

  14. Lancelot

    June 29, 2016 at 10:44 am

    this is good. of what use is post Utme? after all, d schools in question also take bribe from students in d name of admission disguised under d face of post utme screening. thank u mallam Adamu Adamu

  15. Aremu Lubiju

    June 29, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Good move this will help parents a lot financially but government should have her ear on ground for any move by higher institutions contrary to order given because it is difficult teach an old dog a new trick ,they are use to this “ILABE” chop chop

  16. abdullahi bashiru

    June 30, 2016 at 12:56 am

    god bless the minister of education and protect him from d harm of his enemies. becouse he facilite learning to us

  17. Abiona Moses

    June 30, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Many students who sincerely passed JAMB are not being offered admission in our Universities, because some of this uni alrdy have the list of those they want to admit. This move I believe will help to reduce corruption in our tertiary institutions…writing too many exam just to get admission is uncall for…God bless Nigeria.. Shallom!

  18. emmanuel inwunoba

    June 30, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I think we should just embark on post utme this year then next year we rectify all anumalies let’s just forget the money money is not the problem it is the unserious students that are complaining if u don’t pay for something u can’t value it. uniben my exams is on Tuesday july

  19. ODU

    July 13, 2016 at 6:46 am

    All this one this Guy day talk na bullshit ooooo you know how many people don was destiny for this post utme. Some go 1 go for medicine and post utme go re direct them bro come to think of it someone way wan go law them say na agric buh time dey go and choice no dey than to go … I beg make Uniben return our money jorrrrr please any one wey don see say them dey return the money true true make he update me I beg.

  20. samosah

    August 1, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    This is a very nice idea but it that doesnt means it stopped corruption in naija before yiu know it by next year you wil start hearing about people bribing jamb.Na naija we dey Corruption lives on.

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