The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Universities Commission (NUC) have met and agreed to work in cohesion for the purpose of resolving some obvious challenges in the admission processes into Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.
This disclosure was brought to light after the leader of the admission board met with that of the apex universities regulatory body on Friday in Abuja.
JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, stated that the admission board and NUC were two agencies of government that occupied a critical position in admission and regulations of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, hence the need for collaboration to achieve a stronger tertiary education system.
On his part, the Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, who led some management staff of the Commission on familiarisation visit, averred that the essence of the visit was to strengthen the existing ties in order to improve the quality of intakes in tertiary institutions.
He said: “We have agreed to work together to resolve the problems that are affecting the smooth running of admissions into tertiary institutions. We are working for a common goal and that is to improve the education sector in Nigeria.”
Oloyede and Rasheed exchanged congratulatory messages on their recent appointments, promising to use their wealth of experience to support the Ministers of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and Prof. Anthony Anwukah, in their quest to revamp the education system in Nigeria.