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23-08-2016 20:45:00 +0000
JAMB Release Admission Ratio, Assures of smooth 2016 admission process
on-line Myschoolnewz says:(Tuesday-August-2016 [ 16-44-PM ] )
1>>The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has assured that the 2016
admissions into the country’s tertiary institutions will be
This is contained in a statement issued by JAMB on Tuesday.
Oloyede spoke at the opening of the first technical
committee meeting on the 2016 admissions to first choice
institutions which opened at the Bayero University, Kano on
He said that the only difference between 2016 admission
process and what had been the practice was the policy that
there should be no written Post-UTME test.
The registrar said that all other processes would be the way
they have always been.
He said, “It is more pleasant to me that in the almost four
decades of JAMB, this is the first time that the technical
meeting will hold in Kano.
“Every year the board convenes meeting for placement of
suitably qualified candidates into tertiary institutions, taking
into consideration vacancies available.
“It also considers guidelines approved for each institution by
their respective proprietors.
“The meeting also looks at the preference expressed for the
institutions and courses by the candidates.”
He said that the senates of each institution have the
prerogative of admitting candidates to their respective
schools subject only to national policies.
The policies guidelines stipulated by the proprietors of the
institutions must adhere to the 60:40 science/art ratios for
conventional universities and 80:20 science/art ratios for
He added that the guidelines also include 70:30 technology/
non-technology ratios for national diploma awarding
institutions, among others.
He said, “The institutions must adhere strictly to subject
combinations of various courses as specified by the
respective Senates and included in the 2016 UTME brochure.
“Institutions are expected to adhere to the 2016 admissions
quota as prescribed by the regulatory bodies like the
National Universities Commission, National Board for
Technical Education and the National Commission for
Colleges of Education.
“For federal universities, the criteria stipulated by the
Federal Executive Council, concerning merit, catchment and
educationally less developed states, should be complied
Oloyede further said that in the discharge of this national
assignment, it was important that stakeholders act with
focus on what was beneficial to the largest number of
He said, “We must avoid adding to the burden of our people
who rightly yearn for higher education as a veritable means
of active participation in public life.
“While urging us to work hard and exhibit commitment,
synergy and cooperation between the board and the
institutions, I assure you all that the hands of fellowship,
which my predecessors have extended to the institutions,
would be strengthened for the advancement of national
“My immediate past predecessor, Prof. ‘Dibu Ojerinde, in
particular and others in general, have lifted the board to an
enviable standard of international repute and we cannot
afford to do less.
“The task of JAMB is coordination and not substitution of the
traditional responsibilities of the Senates of tertiary
“Consequently, no candidate must emanate from any other
source (JAMB inclusive) outside the list prepared and
recommended by the institutions.”
He, however, said that JAMB had the right to reject
candidates for non-compliance with extant rules and
regulations but would not be allowed to substitute or
originate any names without the prior concurrence of the
The registrar tasked institutions to ensure that the
admissions exercise was concluded before or by the
approved deadline of November 30.