JAMB Issues Deadline For UTME 2016/2017 Admission Into Nigerian Institutions

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has stated that the deadline for admission into Nigerian institutions for the 2016/2017 academic session will be on November 30, 2016.

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A statement issued by the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede during the technical meeting on 2016 admissions to first choice institutions at Bayero University Kano (BUK) brought this to light.

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In the statement the JAMB Registrar said it was imperative for all Vice-Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts to abide by the agreement and ensure its implementation.

He, however, cautioned that no name of candidate must emanate from any other source outside the list prepared and recommended by the tertiary institutions.

He continued: “The Senate or Academic Board of each institution has the prerogative of admitting candidates to their respective institutions subject.

“Of course, only to national policies which include guidelines stipulated by the proprietors of the institutions, 60:40 (Science/Art) ratio for Conventional Universities, 80:20 (Science/Art) ratio for Non-Conventional Universities, 70:30 (Technology/Non-Technology) ratio for National Diploma Awarding Institutions.

“Use of 2016 JAMB UTME results printouts for all candidates who scored 180 and above, among others.”

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  1. Please kindly make this available to Jamb registrar of product of unilorin that universities should not set outrageous cutt off marks.what I mean is that cut off marks should be a reflection of the performances of the student.By now Nigeria should come with algorithms to determine merit cutoff marks.Jsmb should not rush at releasing the result at expense of merit to screen out brilliant children of humble background.if necessary let universities be invited to jamb to defend the admissions’.we thank the minister of education who is out for fairness which some of these universities are against but to subject parents to approaching them.let merit have its way.The university running diploma or jubeb program for 200 level admission should be watched.Jubeb or diploma for admission is not part of universities curriculum at inception but were brought due to money factor thereby relegating merit and denying children of humble background in terms of money admissions to universities.Such universities will soon put off a fight with Nuc when all this arrant jubeb or diploma are cancelled specifically for universities that are not identified with such before 1999.Let A level be run by independent body and not universities at all.
    The A level of those days termed school basics study as obtainable in kwara tech. Of those days should still stand for worthy academic learning and products of good characters.some rich parent encourage their children to avoid jamb in favour of diploma or jupeb that pave way for admission to 200 level easily due to huge money paid by parents. We are read of protest of admission to Favour such last year in punch.
    Please make above available for Nuc professor in charge and Nuc Prof oloyede

  2. This message is directed to the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Oloyede:
    Dear Sir
    University of Benin Admissions: Plea for your intervention
    I am a parent based in Benin and wish to draw your attention to the continued arrogance, pride and non-transparent manner in which Uniben is currently carrying out its 2016 admission process. As it stands, there are no stated criteria being adopted in selecting candidates. After making candidates who scored 215 and above to go online and pay over three thousand naira (plus bank charges), they have been selecting people for invitation. How do we explain their inviting people having 220 for medicine and not inviting someone with 248 for the same medicine. My ward for example scored over 239 and had two A1, five B2 and two credits all in one sitting at WAEC just released and yet my ward has not been invited as I write. I have gone round to see so many workers in the University but to no avail. Pls bring this wicked people in Uniben order. Is Uniben no more being run by the Federal Govt? They have so much disrespect for federal authority.
    Pls intervene sir. God bless.

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