• JAMB 2016/2017 ADMISSIONS.

    General Discussions

    Sulaiman Ibraheem Yusuf
    24-08-2016 07:11:00 +0000

    The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has assured that the 2016 admissions into the country’s tertiary institutions will be smooth even as he stipulated areas candidates will be assessed for admissions by the universities in the country.____________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 Monday._____________________He said that 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 non-conventional universities.___________________He added that the guidelines also include 70:30 technology/non-technology ratios for national diploma awarding institutions, among others.___________________“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.____________________Federal Universities- the criteria stipulated by the Federal Executive Council, concerning merit, catchment and educationally less developed states, should be complied with.____________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 that the Senates of each institution have the prerogative of admitting candidates to their respective schools subject only to national policies.____________He said: “The task of JAMB is coordination and not substitution of the traditional responsibilities of the Senates of tertiary institutions. ________________“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 institutions.________________________ The registrar tasked institutions to ensure that the admissions exercise was concluded before or by the approved deadline of Nov.30



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