The management of University of Abuja has explained why it cancelled its post Unified Matriculations Tertiary Examination (UMTE) screening for students seeking admission into the institution for the 2015/ 2016 academic year.
The management said there was no post UMTE because after Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) redistribution exercise, the institution was left with a small figure.
The spokesperson of the varsity, Waziri Garba made this known yesterday.
Garba explained that “initially we had about 16,000 candidates applying then after JAMB did their redistribution exercise we came down to about 6,000 and we need about 4,000 students only. So why do we conduct post UMTE, it will cost us more to conduct it for 6,000 people than 16,000 people.”
He said the varsity decided to do the admission on merit basis at the departmental level to admit their students.
According to him, the exercise is currently ongoing at the departmental level and will later go to central admission unit of the varsity who will compile everything before it is finally sent to JAMB.