The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), in collaboration with the proprietors of private tertiary institutions, and other relevant stakeholders have set a date as the deadline for completion of the 2016 admissions into universities and other tertiary institutions in the country.
In a statement issued by the JAMB Registrar Professor Ishaq Oloyede, during the technical meeting on 2016 admissions at the Bayero University Kano, the deadline was set at November 30, 2016.
The JAMB Registrar also assured that the Board would not in any way interfere with the list of candidates sent by institutions for 2016 candidates admissions, either by addition or subtraction of names.
Oloyede stressed that the meeting was convened to discuss the issue of suitable placements of qualified candidates into tertiary institutions, taking into consideration the available vacancies, respective institution, approved guidelines, preference expressed for the institutions and courses by the candidates.
The JAMB Chief Executive was optimistic that the 2016 admissions will be as smooth as ever, even as all other processes remain the same except that there won’t be written post-UTME test as a result of the recent abolition of the test by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
Prof. Oloyede challenged the stakeholders to focus on what is beneficial to the largest number of Nigerians, and also to avoid adding to the burden of the masses yearning for higher education as a veritable means to active participation in public life.