He said, in a statement by the Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations) in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Ben. Bem-Goong, that the ban “does not in any way affect the statutory role of the Senate of any University or the academic boards of any tertiary institution conducting its admissions.”
Adamu pointed out that the clarification became necessary “following conflicting reports in the media over the roles of universities and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in admission under the new dispensation.”
He stated that the role of JAMB is to conduct the UTME, compile the list of candidates whose scores meet the cut-off marks (180 and above) and send same to the Universities.
The minister emphasized that universities are expected to shortlist the candidates using the agreed guidelines and thereafter return the shortlisted candidates to JAMB for verification of compliance to guidelines and subsequent issuance of JAMB admission letters.
“For the avoidance of doubt, any screening charges shall apply only to successful candidates who have been issued admission by the universities of their choice. All Universities and JAMB should adhere to this directive,” statement quoted him as saying.