President Muhammadu Buhari has sent out a warning to all federal universities across the country that his administration will sanction any of the institutions that fail to comply with its directive to apply federal character in the admission of fresh students.
The President who was represented by the Deputy Secretary of the National University Commission (NUC), Suleiman Yusuf, gave the warning at the University of Benin during the 45th Convocation and 49th Founders Day ceremony of the institution.
“Government hereby directs all federal universities to ensure that henceforth every local government, all states, and all geopolitical zones are represented in their admission of the new entrance,” he stated.
Buhari also directed the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and NUC to ensure compliance commencing from the 2020 admission.
“NUC and JAMB have been directed to thereafter carry out a comprehensive student audits to ascertain compliance. You can be assured that the government will not hesitate to apply sanctions against erring institutions,” he added.