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Finally: Minister Orders Institutions To Refund Excess Post-UTME Fees

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Education Minister Adamu Adamu has directed tertiary institutions that charged more than the N2,000 official fee for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to make refunds to candidates.

The Nation had reported on September 28, 2017 that many institutions charged above the official N2,000 that the minister said should be the cost of the post-UTME screening to reduce the financial burden of the screening on candidate and their parents.

In a statement signed by the Director, (Press and Public Relations) Mrs. C.P. Ihuoma, on behalf of the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Sunday Ochono, the minister directed that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) compile a list of defaulters for sanctions.

The statement debunked a fake news report that the post-UTME screening had been cancelled.

It reads: “The attention of the minister has also been drawn to some of the institutions who are charging more than the stipulated N2,000.00 only.

“The minister views this as an act of insubordination and emphatically redirected that every institution that runs in violation to the directive will be made to face disciplinary action. He, therefore, asked such institutions to refund to the students immediately. JAMB has been directed to compile list of violators for appropriate sanctions.”

Regarding the purported cancellation of post-UTME screening, the statement noted that the member of staff of the Federal Ministry of Education (FME), Abuja, alleged to have signed the circular, stopped working at the ministry since last year.

Source: http://thenationonlineng.net/post-utme-minister-orders-institutions-refund-excess-fees/

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