According to reports from the media, JAMB has been sued By LEDAP and NUC is advocating that Post UTME should be scrapped. The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking for an order declaring the post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) tests conducted by universities, polytechnics and colleges before admitting students illegal and should be abolished.
In the suit, which was filed against Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) and National Universities Commission (NUC), the group claimed that there is no law authorizing them to subject candidates to a second screening or test after the examination by JAMB.
The group also claimed that the post-UTME tests have become a source of boldface corruption in the universities, polytechnics and Colleges, adding that lecturers and admission officials charge candidates huge sums of money using the post-UTME as smoke screen.
In the suit filed by Mr. Chino Edmund Obiagwu, lead counsel for LEDAP, the group seeks a declaration that only the 1st Defendant (JAMB) has the statutory powers to conduct matriculation examinations for admission into all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.
He also wants declaration that the imposition and conduct of post-UTME by Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria for candidates seeking admission into their institutions is illegal and unlawful.
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