It’s no longer news that the normal post UME exam which had been prevalent in the country is now abolished. The people however reacted to this. But notwithstanding their various opinions the law had stood its ground.
The Federal government had received criticism here and there about the abolishment of this exam but just yesterday the government cleared the air on its reason behind the cancellation of the exam. it stated that it supports the information communication technology at the joint admissions and matriculation board (JAMB)
This was made known by the minister of education Mallam Adamu Adamu, who went further to state that the government abolished Post-UTME to enable JAMB concentrate on quality admission examination for entry in the institutions of higher learning.
He also made it known that government took the decision in order to ensure that institutions of higher learning do not admit beyond their carrying capacity in order not compromise quality of education.
According to him : “The government continues to support the use of ICT and other forms of technology assisted learning in the delivery of quality education in Nigeria.
“We have a case where the government supports the ICT revolution at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The Ministry of Education continues to strategise to improve on the quality of higher education in Nigeria.
“Most recently, the government abolished the Post – UTME to enable JAMB concentrate on the quality admission examinations for entry in the institutions of higher learning.”
He explained, stressing also that the federal government is indeed working towards the enhancement of skills and entrepreneurial studies in all institutions of learning in the country to overcome the challenges of unemployment after graduation.
“In the era of technology, you can agree with me that we are in an era where our lives are, to a great extent, defined by the innovations in the world of technology,” he said.
Speaking further, Adamu revealed that the government is taking necessary steps to improve on the educational sector of the country and working towards using it to enhance the development of the state.