Post – UTME Cancellation Will Not Hold – Muslim Rights Concern


The Muslim Rights Concern » has rejected the
decision for the Federal Government to scrap the
Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations
for candidates seeking admission into tertiary
On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the federal
government announced the cancellation of the
post UTME tests conducted in tertiary institution
all over the country.
The MURIC, has however rejected this abolition,
calling it “reactionary, myopic and irritating’ and
adding that it us JAMB itself that should have
been abolished.
In a statement, the organisation said, ” Our
position is based on the bitter experiences of
Nigerian youths and their parents over the years.
Post-JAMB examination was introduced after the
general public and tertiary institutions lost faith in
the national examination body. There were
allegations of bribery and corruption being rampant
among staffers of JAMB who swapped candidates’
marks for the highest bidders.

Post – UTME Cancellation Will Not Hold – Muslim Rights Concern,

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“There were also alleged cases of impersonation
whereby parents who could afford it merely bought
high scores for their children who never wrote any
examination. Many brilliant candidates allegedly got
low marks. Excellence was compromised on the
altar of mediocrity. JAMB was ruining the future of
Nigerian youths.
Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the Director of Muslim
Rights Concern, in the statement also added that
the fact that JAMB candidates who scored
amazingly high marks but could not justify the
results once they gain admission into tertiary
institution was what prompted the government to
find a solution.
He said, ” They performed woefully after gaining
entry into institutions and it was natural for the
schools to do something about it since it was
obvious that JAMB was dumping dullards in the
universities and polytechnics all over the country .”
It was due to this that the Post-JAMB
examinations emerged as a way to curb the
issue. The universities and polytechnics had to
re-screen candidates to be sure that they were
admitting the right people.

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The statement then called on the federal
government to ” grant tertiary institutions some
level of autonomy particularly in the area of
admission requirements. ”
Akintola concluded by saying the post -UTME
was part if the war against corruption.
” It has come to save Nigerian youths from the
monster called JAMB. It is therefore JAMB that
should be scrapped, not post-JAMB, ” he said.

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