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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Nigeria says it has effected only one change in its guidelines for admission into higher tertiary institutions.
It said that the change was in line with the stoppage of the conduct of post-UTME by higher institutions.

The new Registrar of JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, made the clarification on Friday while addressing reporters during a visit to the JAMB zonal headquarters in Benin City, the capital of Edo State.
“After due consultation with the Senate, House of Representatives and all the regulatory agencies, we have resolved the matter totally.
“There is no ambiguity about what will happen.
“As has been announced by the Minister for Education, there will be no written post-UTME examination by any institution.
“Apart from that every other steeps remains as it used to be,” he explained.
Professor Oloyede also said that the Federal Government and the board would continue to respect the autonomy of the academic boards, Senate and other decision making bodies of the higher institutions in Nigeria for them to be more effective.

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the withdrawal of the 2016 admission list earlier sent to all tertiary institutions in the country.
In a statement signed by the Board’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Fabian Benjamin, the board said institutions are now to make their own list to JAMB in-line with Federal Government’s guideline on admissions.

“This is to ensure that the University Senate perform its statutory responsibility of conducting the selection of candidates and refer it to JAMB for confirmation in line with the admission criteria of merit, catchment and educationally disadvantaged states as directed by the Hon Minister of Education at the Policy Committee Meeting.
“The earlier list was sent to help fast track the process of admission so as to allow other tiers of institutions also conduct their admission.
“Candidates should not panic because this is part of the process of the 2016 admission exercise. JAMB regrets any inconvenience this decision would have caused the tertiary institutions
“The Board regrets any inconvenience it’s proactive step would have caused the tertiary institutions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has released the point system option, its guidelines for the 2016 admissions’ process.
The method was adopted after an extensive one-week meeting JAMB had with universities and other tertiary institutions’ administrators in the country.
According to the guidelines in a statement placed on its website on Monday night, JAMB said that the modalities were going to be based on point system.
While explaining how the admission process would work for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME candidates and direct entry students, the organisation stated that universities were going to charge fees for screening of candidates at the end of the process for admission.
According to JAMB, the new method uses a point system to offer provisional admission to candidates.
“Before a candidate can be considered for screening, he/she must have been offered a provisional admission by JAMB. The JAMB admission checker portal is going to be opened soon for this process, so praying is all you can do now,” JAMB said.
The second process, it said, was the point system where admission would depend on the point tally of the candidate.
“JAMB’s provisional admission no longer makes much sense this year, your points tally will decide your faith. The points are evenly spread out between your O’ Level and JAMB results to provide a level-playing field for all.
“In the first case, any candidate who submits only one result which contains his/her relevant subjects already has 10 points. The exam could be NECO, WASSCE, November/December WASSCE etc, but any candidate who has two sittings only gets 2 points. So this means that candidates with only one result are at an advantage but only just.”
The organisation added that the “next point grades fell into the O’ Level grades where each grade would have it equivalent point; A=6 marks, B=4 marks, C=3 marks, so the better the candidates’ grades, the better his or her chances of securing admission this year.
“The next point is the UTME scores where each score range has its equivalent point which can be summarised thus, 180-200=20-23 marks, 200-250=24-33 points, 251-300=34-43, 300-400=44-60 points,” JAMB explained.
Giving a breakdown, JAMB explained that each category would contain five JAMB results per point added.
For example a candidate with 180-185 gets 20 points, while a candidate with 186-190 gets 21 points.
JAMB added that the point system for direct entry would be released soon.
JAMB stated that fees would still be charged for screening which would replace the Post UTME test.
JAMB also emphasised that catchment and educationally less-developed state would still be used for admission into the nation’s tertiary institutions.
JAMB said, “Merit contains 45 per cent of the total candidates for a particular course, Catchment contains 35 per cent and ELDS and staff lists contains the rest. Cut off marks will be released by the institutions this year in the form of points and not marks.
“If a school declares its cut off mark for Medicine as 90 points and JAMB grants a candidate with 250 a provisional admission but his/her total points falls short of the 90 points, then he/she will lose the admission. So the provisional admission is just a means to an end, not the end in itself.”


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Sunday, said it would not create any special centre for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The UTME, which will be Computer Base Test (CBT) mode all through, is expected to begin on Monday, Feb. 29. In a statement by Head, Media and Information of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the attention of the board was drawn to protests by some alleged prospective candidates in Edo and Lagos states over the closure of the board’s registration portal in preparation to the UTME. “The board sincerely sympathises with the plight of these prospective candidates. CANDIDATES WRITING UTME IN ABUJA “It is indeed the wish of the board that the Nigerian youth desirous of tertiary education are given ample opportunity to register for its examination. “This is why it began the sale of its application document in August 2015, which is about seven months ago. “In the advertisement for the sale of the registration documents, the board clearly stated that the sales would close by January. “But due to public appeal it extended the registration process to February,” the statement read in part. The board further stated that it could not allow candidates to register perpetually, adding that it had a time table and it adheres strictly to it. It noted that this was to allow tertiary institutions to begin admission processes early. “We all must work to enshrine the culture of discipline in the system and ensure that tertiary institutions calendars are not truncated. “It is most unfortunate that some candidates waited until our website was withdrawn before making attempts to register,” the board stated. It noted that every aspiring candidate was expected to know the procedure as proper publicity involving the media was done. More than one million candidates have so far registered for the examination on the all CBT platform within and outside the country. More than 500 centres were also accredited for the conduct of the examination within and outside Nigeria. (NAN)


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