Post-UTME: Bayero University Kano disregards FG’s order

Post-UTME: Bayero University Kano disregards FG’s order

​Bayero University Kano (BUK) on Friday conducted test for candidates

seeking admission into the university.

The development was against the ban on post-Unified Tertiary

Matriculation Examination by the Minister of Education, Mallam

Adamu Adamu.

64,000 candidates applied for admission into the university for 6,500

Daily Trust reports that the number of applicants reduced to 21, 000

but when the second screening was conducted the candidates came

down to 16,000.

“Nothing changed from the previous method. The candidates sat for

an objective test on Friday and that was how it was with the post-

UTME,” a source said.

A candidate, Hamida Lawal Adam, told the newspaper that they were

directed to go into an examination hall, after which they were given

sheets for the test.

“There was no written examination. We were only given sheet for an

objective test. You would show your examination card, after which

you are allowed entry into the examination hall,” she said.
Another candidate, Aliyu Ibrahim, said, “I thought there will be no

test in whatever form following the federal government’s directive,

but in the end, we did it.”

Director Public Affairs of the University, Alhaji Ahmad Shehu said the

institution had not violated the directives of the federal government

regarding the post-UTME.

“Before the scrap, the test had three components, including written

exam and analytical method of exam, but following the directives, we

have suspended all these.

“So, the test we conducted on Friday, did not in any way violate the

directive,” he said.

Reacting, the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, in the

Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Ben Bem Goong said “any

institution that violates the earlier directives on post-UTME, will be