42 universities in trouble over excess examination fees

The Nigerian government has queried 42 universities for charging more than the NGN2,000 (US$5.50) instructed by the Ministry of Education for the 2017 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations conducted after the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board examinations, writes Wale Odunsi for the Daily Post.

The board’s registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, made the disclosure at a stakeholders’ meeting on the 2018 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, or post-UTME, in Abuja. He said one of the vice-chancellors, who could not trace the affected candidates, was instructed by Minister of Education Adamu Adamu to give the excess to a non-religious orphanage as charity.

Oloyede said: “There are 42 institutions queried by the minister for charging more than NGN2,000 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.”
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