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University of Benin Suspends Ongoing Post-UTME Exercise Following FG’s Directive



unibenThe Management of University of Benin has suspended the ongoing Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) exercise following the Federal Government’s directive on its cancellation by tertiary institutions nationwide.

The university’s Public Relations Officer, Micheal Osasuyi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) of the suspension on Tuesday in Benin.

“Management has just announced the suspension of the exercise following the federal government directive. We regret any inconveniences this may have caused parents and prospective students as a new date for the screening will be communicated in due course,” he said.

On the N2,000 post UTME fees, Osasuyi said: “No decision has been taken on that. But all Vice Chancellors of the universities have been invited to a meeting in Abuja. I guess that will be part of the decision that will be taken,” he said.

NAN reports that the institution had earlier commenced screening for prospective undergraduates on Monday with some of the students writing a computer based test.

Others were already seated for Tuesday’s screening when the announcement of the cancellation was made.

Some of the students who participated in the exercise told NAN that they spent between N3,500 and N5,000 in the purchase of the admission screening forms, including on-line registration.

They said they had to answer about 75 questions in one hour.

Before the cancellation, the exercise which commenced Monday was slated to end on July 9th.

NAN reports that the Federal Ministry of Education had on Monday reiterated the ban on Post-UTME conducted by tertiary institutions for admission into universities and other higher schools of learning in the country.

“The ban is with immediate effect and under no circumstance should any institution violate the directive. Those who have already advertised for the conduct of the Post-UTME under any guise should stop the exercise immediately,” the ministry had said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. oghoghorie f

    June 28, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    to my own opinion what FG ave said i think its true,ther sha not b post utme again
    how student we write jamb wit CBT test,later uni also conduct post utme again so bad

    • Agwu sandra

      July 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Is post utme still going on pls

  2. Levi

    June 28, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    I think the opinion of Adamu won the race because, universities conduct utme exams but yet there are some students that are being expelled from school due to their low performance. Per-se, It’s not all university students are brilliant, so let this idea be established. Who soever that want to help him/herself should act in accordance to the rule of success.

  3. Joseph

    June 29, 2016 at 12:35 am

    I think it is jamb that need scraping not post utme, let the Universities conduct entrance examinations for students who are willing to study there.

  4. precious Nwanguma

    June 29, 2016 at 1:52 am

    I wrote on Monday, please I went through all the stress of coming to Benin from Lagos that same Monday, I also left Benin as soon as my exam ended by 4pm, please am begging the federal government and also the lecturers of uniben to please have mercy on us, we really need this admission, I most especially needs it more, please let’s do the right thing and God will bless us all. Amen

    • Agwu sandra

      July 8, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      I also wrote on d’27th of june 2016 n’d’heavy rain beat me dat day i wrote wit my exam wit a saok body pls am begging d’ferderal govt 2 pls ve mercy on us i really nid dis admission dis year am tired of stayin at home.

  5. omo lara zion

    June 29, 2016 at 2:54 am

    well……, can i really say beyond that?

  6. Itohan

    June 29, 2016 at 5:34 am

    this is official madness… these old gray-headed men jes sit in dia pathetic offices and play gamble wit students education…. shame unto all of them if dey can’t use d wisdom of dia gray hair… when has dia ridiculous decisions ever favored d masses who struggle to send dia children to school. They say education shud b attained by all means now we decide to go to school and all dey do is frustrate our efforts… i say shame unto all of them!!!!!!

  7. Anonymous

    June 29, 2016 at 8:14 am

    School are hiding under the guise of post-ume to make money. Imagine Delta state university asked the students to pay 7k for just post-ume.

  8. Ms Lily

    June 29, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Schools are hiding under the guise of post-ume to make money. Imagine Delta state university asked the students to pay 7k for just post-ume.

  9. chioma

    June 29, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Nice one,they should stop extorting people all in the name of pumte,how can a student write waec,neco,gce,neco gce,jamb and then pumte before they could be admitted into any higher school of learning,moreover this pumte is just an easy venture for the university to make money nothing more,it should be scrapped.

  10. Babycakes

    June 29, 2016 at 10:39 am

    This is wickedness…haba. Risking these kids life from different states and making their parents waste their money only to start saying rubbish about it, why didn’t they confirm all these things first before letting these kids undergo all this. God will reward everyone duly.


    June 29, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I Really don’t support the idea of scrapping post utme.

  12. Glory

    June 29, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    what is going on I mean since the students have already paid should we not just be allowed to write right the exam after paying that much let’s just write it .post Ume can be cancelled as from next year .

  13. asemark

    June 29, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    i kept asking myself do those people that find joy in post utme, do they in their time undergo same double exams of Jamb and post jamb. majority of them went to school through scholarship but today they make every thing so difficult and expenses to the citizenry.
    extortion is another name for post utme

  14. brown chioma

    June 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I hate dis o,how will I pay for post time and u tell me it’s cancelled,its thats not wickedness.did u not know before they started selling d form out…. Nigerian educational system z split….God will punish everyone behind dis o….. stupid wickd people

  15. osas

    June 29, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Di’s, nonsense , d skuls are two stubborn, FG. has made official Na, just give us admission, And #BRINGBACKOURMONEY

  16. Idahosa emmanuel

    June 29, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    well to me I willl say dat d ideal of scrapping post utme, is not that bad, but” d main points now is dat, those that has writing thiers how can day refund their money back to them, and we dat is yelt to write, wat is the latest update on how we are going to write or do the text of oral, my ideal on this issues now on ground is dat the ministry of education should allow d post time candidate of this tenor should write the post utme of this year, and the ideal of scrapping

  17. osas

    June 29, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    good evening evry one reading this I plead with the government and the management of this great institution in question (uniben) to pls settle all this and let us no if we ar to still prepare for post utme or not bcus the stress is too much people ar coming from different state for this post utme pls I beg u all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ

  18. God's General

    June 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    allow me give u an insite on what really transpired.over 38,000 candidates who scored 200 and above in UTME are alleged to be considered for admission should the scraping of the PUTME be effected but the Nigeria University Council(NUC) approved only 8,000 slot for UNIBEN. With this slot,i say it is beyond the realms of possility for UNIBEN to adhere to NUC’s ethics without conducting a screening exercise(PUTME).
    There will be no need for UNIBEN to conduct a PUTME should the slot bracket allocated to universities be lifted(ie a university can admit as many candidates that apply for admission) or increased. The problem therefore is not UNIBEN but NUC.

  19. ollie

    June 29, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    why do our government keep frustrating student? nigeria education system is zero. GOD HELP US.

  20. Thompson Ofangbon Onome

    June 29, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    The truth is that,regarding the number of students that took uniben as their most preferred choice. The university must do something to test the ability of the prospective applicant before admitting them in to their various courses..So the federal govt just hv to Concord with the idea of the university management and let them go on with the screening exercise to avoid waste of money nd stress especially for we that hv already written ours on Monday.

  21. Josephat

    June 30, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Thank God for this new Government

  22. juliet

    June 30, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Schools should adhere to federal govt. Decisions let them stop making issues more complicating to candidates

  23. Fatimah

    June 30, 2016 at 11:56 am

    schools should concore to federal government decision. and stop making things more complicated

  24. fynest

    June 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Well when d speach was first made,i taught it was ideal bt wit d vital reasons by minister i tink he has a point there.going into all examination is traumatic

  25. okpala azuka

    June 30, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    why all these now? after we have paid money for d most ume, they are now telling us that they have scrap the post ume. when will Nigeria be free from corruption?

  26. Akpoze Samuel

    June 30, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    God help us out of dis ptume issue by making all Nigeria schools obey d federal government n refund back all collected monies. So we don’t students can av freedom of education n not d other way round…..besides many of us could not registered dis putme due to all dis confusions.

  27. danny

    June 30, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    only God knows where all dis will lead to, just thankful dat i haven’t embarked on my journey to benin before the news came up…
    FG should come up with something real fast….. #still thinking abt my money#

    • pearl

      July 1, 2016 at 4:58 am

      Me too, I was thinking of going next week. I would say that the scrapping of post utme has done us good than bad. The problem is about the money, all money should be refunded.

  28. Sommy

    June 30, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    For me I would rather say that since this policy is being made this year …let it start next year so that all the tertiary institutions dat are in nigeria will fully adapt to it and not frustrating candidate`s life ! Pls I beg the FG thanks.

  29. Sommy

    June 30, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Now imo poly is collecting #5700, For post utme both nd and hnd , I pray dey conduct the exam ooooo, in oluwa name eeee.amen

  30. Onoyake Erhumu

    July 1, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    jamb should be scrapped instead

  31. latifat

    July 1, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    God knows d best but d FG and uniben should do wat is right and next.I pray God will help everyone of us.

    • favour matthew

      July 4, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      federal government should make available resources for admission not confusing us.i suffered travelling from lagos to benin because of post utme.federal government and uniben should provide admission for us to avoid a violent protest by the students

    • favour matthew

      July 4, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      federal government should make available resources for admission not confusing us.i suffered travelling from lagos to benin because of post utme.federal government and uniben should provide admission for us to avoid a violent protest by the students

      federal government and uniben should provide a means of giving the students admission to avoid a violent protest by the students

  32. debaglory

    July 4, 2016 at 10:53 am

    It’s easy for the FG to make this decision without considering the students thought on this and how it will affect them.Students are waiting for news on this, day in and day out waiting for the verdict of the school they applied for;the point is he should have made this decision way before jamb exam for 2016 took place and not at the last minute when schools were already prepared to write the Post utme exam .I think we all know were the fault lies let just prey and wait for the final verdict

  33. Nwokoro Ebenezer

    July 4, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Am just praying that after this suspension, what ever way forward which might be instituted by the federal government or the school management for the admission exercise to take place, will be a favorable one….wishing all good luck.

  34. gods choosen

    July 5, 2016 at 3:24 am

    Pls wats all dix about ,candidate who struggle to score 204 lyk mine won’t be offered admission to study my prefered course. Why is Nigerian lyk dix. Wen we elected hausa as our head in education and in president, y won’t Such act happen, UNILORIN should offered me admission Coz I won’t be able 2 write another year again.

  35. victor

    July 7, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Pls the fg should knw what to do abt dis oooo. Bcos travelling from lagos to benin to write that exam on monday isnt a small journey. Dey should jus allow d exam proceed for christ sake

  36. victor

    July 7, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Its nt their fault anyway. When we forsook capable pple on d throne and accepted abokis y wnt such happen?……. Uniben should resolve dis issue fast

  37. Agwu sandra

    July 8, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Is post utme still goin on pls

  38. Comfort

    July 8, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    If derz post_utme or not we sud know what we want 2 do next ooooo

  39. Obaoye Adekunle John

    July 14, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Please what’s the new date For UNIBEN post utme. Thanks.

  40. Umerah chidosky

    July 28, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I dnt knw wot dis people is really doing but only God knws. Hw can a student would pay such ammount of money&later heard dat it has been declear null&void. Who knws weda day wil refund d money bk?bc i knw dat it wil difuse Witin a period of tym.smbdy is saying traveling frm lagos 2 benin is nt a smal journey,wot of dose dat travel frm anambra 2 benin. Pls u people should tink wel b4 u decide bc we ve dose dat came frm pauper family&it wil b hard 4 dm 2 make dat kind expenses.

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