JAMB gives Nov 30 deadline for admissions

​The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede, has said the Board would ensure the conclusion of the 2016/2017 admission into tertiary institutions by the approved deadline of November 30.

JAMB gives Nov 30 deadline for admissions

Oloyede, the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, gave this assurance last Monday while declaring open the 2016 Technical Committee Meeting on Admission into the First Choice of Institutions at the Bayero University, Kano.

At the meeting attended by Admission Officers of tertiary institutions in the country, Oloyede assured them that the Board would not usurp their powers to admit.

The JAMB Registrar said admission would only be based on specified national policies.

“It must be made categorically clear that the task of JAMB is coordination and not substitution of the traditional responsibilities of the Senates/Academic Boards of tertiary institutions.

“Consequently, no candidate must emanate from any other source (JAMB inclusive) outside the list prepared and recommended by the institutions. JAMB has the right to reject candidates for non-compliance with extant rules and regulations but will not be allowed to substitute or originate any names without the prior concurrence of the institutions” he said.

Oloyede listed the national policies to include: guidelines stipulated by the proprietors of the institutions; 60:40 (Science/Arts) ratio for conventional universities; 80:20 (Science/Arts) ratio for non-conventional universities; 70:30 (Technology/Non-Technology) ratio for National Diploma Awarding Institutions;  Use of 2016 JAMB UTME results printouts for all candidates who scored 180 and above;  adherence to subject combinations of various courses as specified by the Senate/Academic Board and included in the 2016 UTME Brochure;  adherence to the 2016 Admissions Quota as prescribed by the regulatory bodies (NUC/NBTE/NCCE); and for Federal universities, the criteria stipulated by the Federal Executive Council concerning Merit, Catchment and Educationally Less Developed States.

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“In the discharge of this national assignment, it is important that we act with focus on what is beneficial to the largest number of Nigerians. We must avoid adding to the burden of the masses of our people who rightly yearn for higher education as a veritable means of active participation in public life,” he further stressed.

While urging Admission Officers to work hard and exhibit commitment, synergy and cooperation between JAMB and their various institutions, Oloyede assured them that he would strengthen the work of his predecessors, especially Prof. ‘Dibu Ojerinde, who lifted the Board to an enviable standard of international repute.