Saturday 9 July 2016

Association of Vice Chancellors deny fixing post-UTME screening fee

The Association of Vice Chancellors of
Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) has
denied reports that the Federal
Ministry of Education and other

stakeholders in the tertiary education
sub-sector have agreed on N2,500 as
fee for post-Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination (post-
UTME) screening.
Secretary-General of the association,
Prof. Michael Faborode, who disclosed
this in a statement made available to
The Guardian yesterday in Abuja, said
the AVCNU does not speak for Federal
Government, adding that it was the
duty of the Ministry of Education to
make such pronouncement.
Faborode, who noted that nowhere in
the statement was it said that
Computer Based Test (CBT) was
scrapped by the Federal Government,
said: “The whole story exhibits poor
reportage, contains half-truth and
conjectures, and represents very poor
translation of the proper content of a
written information.
“Nowhere was it also said that a fee of
N2,500 was agreed and ratified by the
Permanent Secretary, Education.
“The content of the document was the
outcome of the meeting of VCs under
the aegis of their association, AVCNU.
Hence, it was not the outcome of the
meeting of VCs, Rectors, Provosts, and
leaders of tertiary educational
institutions as portrayed in the article.
“AVCNU has good relationship with
several news media, but detest wrong
reportage by emergency on-line outlets
that are unduly hasty, racy and overtly
sensational rather than being factual
in their approach.”

Source: The Guardian

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