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Court Bans Post-UTME Tests In
Tertiary Institutions
An Abuja Federal High Court has declared the
Post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
(Post-UTME) conducted by universities,
polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria
as illegal, saying there was no extant law
authorising the exercise.
The court held that only the Joint Admissions and
Matriculations Board (JAMB) could conduct
matriculation examinations and give admissions
into tertiary institutions by virtue of section 5 (1)
(2) of the JAMB Act.
In the judgment, delivered in the suit filed by the
Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP)
against JAMB, the Minister of Education and the
National Universities Commission (NUC), Justice
John Tsoho held that the defendants have no
power to allow or direct tertiary institutions to
conduct further screening of candidates after they
had taken the UTME.
The court further issued a perpetual injunction
restraining all tertiary institutions in the country
from conducting the Post-UTME or any other
form of admission screening tests.
In opposing the suit, JAMB had argued that
LEDAP had no locus standi to bring the action,
but the court rejected the objection and held that
a registered non-governmental organisation (NGO)
or an activist lawyer is allowed by law to pursue
in court, the right of the largely ignorant members
of the society.
LEDAP had submitted that Section 5 (1) (2) of the
JAMB Act provides that the body should conduct
matriculation examinations for admissions into all
tertiary institutions after the UTME.
The plaintiff had submitted that since 2005,
tertiary institutions nationwide have been illegally
conducting tests and screening candidates
seeking admission in violation of section 5 (10)
(2) of the JAMB Act.
The court agreed with the plaintiff and further
held that the defendants have the responsibility
to ensure compliance with the JAMB Act and that
the imposition of the Post-UTME on candidates
seeking admission was illegal and unlawful.

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