Report has it that the federal government has abolished the policy of catchment areas for the admission of prospective students in the various Federal Universities in Nigeria. This new development is expected to take effect from 2020.
According to the report, this was made known by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 45th convocation ceremony of the University of Benin in Edo State.
President Buhari who was represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Suleiman Yusuf also stated that universities that go contrary to this will be sanctioned.
He further directed all federal universities to ensure that every local government, all states, and all geopolitical zones are represented in their admission of new students.