Rivers State University ignores new rule, schedules its screening exercise

“Candidates are expected to register for the screening exercise On-line by logging onto www.ust.edu.ng and making e-payment of Seven Thousand (N7, 000.00) Naira only."

Students protesting at RSUST over increase in school fees in 2015

The Federal Government has recently announced that it has scrapped the screening exercise usually conducted by varsities for candidates who have completed the Joint Examination and Matriculation Board examination.

Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu said, "as far as I am concerned, the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing. The universities should not be holding another examination and if the universities have any complain against JAMB let them bring it and then we address it."

Despite this, the Rivers State University, in an announcement signed by the Registrar, D.C Odimabo has released a schedule for conducting the examination.

The announcement reads in part, “All candidates who chose the Rivers State University of Science and Technology during the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and have received notification to that effect from JAMB are hereby requested to take note of the following:-

“The screening exercise for admission of candidates will be administered only on candidates who chose RSUST and have received notification to that effect from JAMB.

“Only candidates who scored 180 and above in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are qualified for the screening exercise in all the Faculties of the University.

“Candidates must possess the basic five (5) O’ level credit passes in accordance with the University’s Entry Requirements (Faculty/ Departmental) before applying for the screening exercise. It is mandatory that Candidates should upload their O ‘Level results and a scanned copy of their passport photograph. However, candidates who are awaiting their O’level results may apply but should so indicate.

“Candidates are expected to register for the screening exercise On-line by logging onto www.ust.edu.ng and making e-payment of Seven Thousand (N7, 000.00) Naira only, using Interswitch Verve enabled cards or using the Pay Direct Bank Branch option, comprising One Thousand (N1, 000.00) Naira Application fee, Four Thousand, five Hundred (N4,500.00) Naira Test Fee, One Thousand, five Hundred (N1, 500.00) Naira for Computer Demonstration Exercise.

“The registration for the screening exercise will start from Monday 13th June, 2016 and end on Friday 1st July, 2016.”

DailyPost spoke to a few students of the school who expressed the opinion that the post-JAMB screening fees are ludicrous.

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