Minister of Education Adamu Adamu has urged the general public to disregard social media reports that the ministry has cancelled Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME).
A statement by the Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday directed higher institutions to carry on with the conduct of the test.
The minister also warned that institutions charging above the stipulated sum of N2000 for the exercise would be sanctioned.
“The attention of the Minister of Education has been drawn to a news report in the media claiming that the minister had issued a directive to universities to cancel the Post-UTME examinations already scheduled,” the statement read.
“The Ministry would like to assert emphatically that the report is completely false and without foundation; Minister therefore urges universities to go ahead with their Post-UTME arrangements as earlier planned.
“Goong, who purportedly issued the statement, ceased to be a staff of the Ministry since November, 2016.
“The attention of the minister has also been drawn to some of the institutions who are charging more than the stipulated N2,000.’’