Students seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria have been given until Wednesday, November 30, 2016 to secure one.
The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede who stated this on Friday, September 16 noted that all admissions into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education should end at the stipulated time.
Speaking at the University of Abuja, venue of an Extra-Ordinary Technical Committee Meeting on 2016 Admissions to First Choice Institutions, the JAMB boss noted that the board was ready to attend to authentic requests of everyone involved in ensuring the efficiency of the examination body.
The First Technical Committee Meeting was held in Bayero University, Kano, from August 22 to August 26, where institutions were expected to make submissions for their first choice admissions to admissions’ panels at the technical sessions. However, some institutions informed the meeting that they were not ready to make submissions as internal processes leading to the exercise had not been completed. The affected institutions requested for an earlier special date than the date for the Second Technical Committee Meeting scheduled for November 14 in Owerri, Imo State. I need to re-state my earlier submission that the senate and the academic boards of the institutions have the primary responsibility of recommending candidates to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for admissions.
JAMB will not initiate or insert any candidates but will, as expected, ensure that no candidate is unjustly treated by any institution. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is thus a referee for justice, equity and standards.
While confirming that other admission processes remain intact, the registrar explained that there would be no post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test.