The Federal Government has directed all specialized universities (e.g universities of agriculture, universities of technologies, universities of medicine etc) offering courses that are not in line with their statutory mandates to stop offering such courses.
The government frowned at such situation whereby a Universities of Agriculture that is supposed to offer only courses related to agriculture starts offering Law and management related courses.
This was contained in a statement released bu the Head of Information, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.
He further stated that the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has ordered the examination board to remove such courses offered by these specialized universities that are contrary to their statutory mandate from its list of recognized ones.
All prospective UTME candidates have been advised not to choose any of the blacklisted courses as they are not longer recognized by JAMB and will be removed from the JAMB Brochure.
According to the statement, specialized universities are those universities that have been established to offer specific courses and grow the needed manpower in such area which will help boost the economy.