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JAMB Releases Official Guidelines For Admissions Into The 2016/2017 Academic Session

Guidelines for admissions in Nigeria
Guidelines for admission in Nigeria
The ban on Post-UTME examination otherwise called aptitude test as a screening method for admission of UTME and Direct Entry (UTME/DE) candidates into the tertiary institutions in the country incites the meeting on the modalities for screening of candidates for admission into the 2016/2017 academic session.

The Federal Government (FG) directives on the issue is unshakeable. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu representing the FG made a public announcement that no tertiary institution should conduct any examination for the purpose of admission of applicants who scored at least 180 marks in UTME computer based test into the universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

However, tertiary institutions like UNIBEN, UNIUYO and others had suspended their Post-UTME examination to prevent sanctions from the executive arm of government.

The seventh combined policy meeting on admissions was held at the National University Commission. The modalities for screening of candidates duly recommended for admissions, as well as, strict adherence to the FG directives were the major talking points of the day. Sample of screening models were introduced. A careful scrutiny conducted on the models led to a proposed JAMB Model for screening of recommended candidates.

However, there were rumours that the proposed JAMB Modal was based on points gathered from UTME, WAEC/NECO/NABTEB Grades and number of sittings for the examinations. But it seems people misunderstood JAMB because the body have come up with the general guidelines for admissions into tertiary institutions in the country.

Official Guidelines For Admissions Into Tertiary Institutions In Nigeria

The memo on guidelines for admissions signed by the Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Professor 'Dibu Ojerinde (OON) and forwarded to all tertiary institutions in the country is stated as follows:

"Sequel to the recent workshop convened by the Honourable Minister of Education on the modalities for admissions into tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the Federal Government hereby approves the following guidelines for admissions:

  1. presentation of the list of candidates who qualify for screening into individual institution based on the stipulated guidelines by JAMB (find hereby enclosed);
  2. screening should not demand for another test in any form either written, oral or electronic;
  3. candidates are to present their Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results/Advanced Level (AL) results for verification and clearing purposes;
  4. WAEC, NECO, NABTEB results or equivalent are acceptable as matriculation requirements;
  5. each candidate is expected to have a minimum of five (5) credits at SSCE including English, Mathematics and any other three (3) relevant subjects to his or her discipline;
  6. any candidate who does not possess the requirements as listed in item four (4) is deemed to have failed the screening process;
  7. the list of qualified candidates awaiting SSCE/AL results can be kept in view (K.I.V) pending the release of their results;
  8. consideration of the recommended list as forwarded by JAMB should be completed within one month from the date of receipt of the list;
  9. any institution that has a shortfall in the admitted candidates can make-up for candidates from other departments on the institution list;
  10. the screening list has been uploaded on JAMB website www.jamb.org.ng for possible users;
  11. reason(s) for rejection of candidates on the list should be clearly stated with proofs provided alongside; and
  12. the Federal Government has directed that these guidelines should be strictly adhered to without any alteration".
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Joseph Etim

Joseph Etim (B. Tech) is a blogger, mobile web developer and a tutor with a zeal for positive effects.

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