The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed why candidates can no longer choose two public universities during the 2017 online registration.
Speaking with Premium Times on Saturday, Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, said that the choice of public universities was restricted to one but candidates can choose as many colleges of education and polytechnics as they want.
He added that the Board took the restrictions because candidates hardly get admissions into their second and third choice universities.
“Yes we restricted the choice to one but candidates can choose as many colleges or polytechnics.”
“We discovered it was of no use choosing a university as second choice when in actual sense they can’t even accommodate their first choices,” the JAMB official said.
With the new measure, candidates may be allowed to select a public university and a private university, but not two public universities.
The latest update was made known by the Apex Exam Body via its official twitter handle @JambHQ on Friday.
It reads: “candidates can select NCE as their choice up to three times I.e 1st choice, 2nd choice and 3rd choice.
“But they are not allowed to select two public universities as choices. If candidates select a public university as their degree awarding choices, they are allowed to select a private university as another choice.”