Professor Peter Okebukola,The Former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, has accused universities of deviating from the initial agreement of post-UTME which was to be through oral interview and essay which JAMB assessment did not cover and expressed joy at the adoption of the 2004 plan.
Stating further he said that jamb is free to further subject candidates to screening to meet their local peculiarities,Vanguard.
He said that JAMB’s UTME measures the candidates minimum cognitive competence in the relevant subjects in the discipline they wished to study; While the Post-UME screening tests should measure their competence in written and oral English, critical thinking and ability to present ideas in logical sequence. He also said that the present position was revealed to him by the Vice-Chancellors, after their meeting with Malam Adamu Adamu last Thursday.
The vice-chancellors discovered that more than ever before, they need to admit into the universities, secondary school leavers, from the large pool. Therefore, It is important to ensure that admission seekers attain minimum cognitive University and ’JAMB’s UTME screening.