Polytechnics May Still Conduct Fresh Screening Exercise for Admission Seekers


By Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

Fresh facts at the weekend emerged that the nation’s polytechnics and colleges of technology may still subject their prospective students seeking admissions into  fresh another round of screening exercise after the JAMB test.

The development, according to THISDAY checks, is meant to fish out those with questionable characters that may likely hinder the academic excellence of the polytechnics and colleges of technology in the country.

The federal government had, a fortnight ago, banned tertiary institutions across the country from conducting post-UTME screening.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, the Rector of Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin and Chairman of Association of Rectors of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology in Nigeria (COHEADS), Alhaji Mas’ud Elelu , said, “My  school would conduct pre-admission security and certificate verification screening for those seeking admission into the polytechnic”.