-42 Universities In Trouble For Charging More Than N2,000 For Post UTME.
-The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede said the universities that charged more than N2,000 for UTME are already receiving queries.
Oloyede made this known at a stakeholders’ meeting on the upcoming 2018 UTME in Abuja on Tuesday, January 9.
The Registrar said that the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has ordered the affected universities to refund excess charges to the candidates or give the excess to a non-religious orphanage as charity if they can’t trace the candidates.
“There are 42 institutions queried by the minister for charging more than N2,000 for the post-UTME.
“The affected universities are now refunding the excess to the candidates and the candidates are reporting back to us.
“In one case where the university could not trace the affected students, the minister directed that the money should be paid to a non-religious orphanage.
“The candidates, in that case, could not be traced for a refund. Hence, the minister has put his feet down that all excess charges should be refunded”.
However, universities that have the list of the candidates are directed to pay them directly.
“Where the universities have the list, they are paying the candidates directly.
“The purpose of this stakeholders’ meeting is to brief those officials who will be on the field for the 2018 UTME”.
On Friday, October 6, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, on its Twitter handle called on UTME candidates to indicate if they paid more than N2000 for Post UTME screening exercise.