JAMB Admission Guidelines; 8 conditions Nigerian universities must stick to in admitting students

This is the JAMB Official Guidelines For Admission Into Tertiary Institutions In Nigeria. The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released what it called the guidelines for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

According to JAMB, the Federal Government has directed that this guidelines be followed strictly without alteration.

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The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday, said the agency will ensure candidates are not mistreated by their preferred universities.

He also listed eight conditions that tertiary institutions must follow when admitting students.

Mr. Oloyede spoke at Baze University, Jabi, Abuja at the first Extraordinary Technical Committee meeting on 2016 Admissions to First Choice Institutions.

He said the only difference in this year’s admission process is the policy that there should be no written post-UTME test.

Mr. Oloyede insisted that as a referee, his agency would not allow arbitrariness by institutions in the admission process.

“JAMB will resist such arbitrariness and illegal introduction of extraneous factors which were not contained in the published advertisement made available to the candidates.

“We should be able to explain to every Nigerian child who had applied for admission, why s/he was not admitted into his/her institution of choice,” he said.

According to him, the right of Senate or Academic Board of each institution on admissions of candidates is subject to the following conditions:

a. Guidelines stipulated by proprietors of the institutions

b. 60:40 (Science/Art) ratio for conventional universities

c. 80:20 (Science/Art) ratio for non-conventional universities

d. 70:30 (Technology/Non-technology) ratio for National Diploma Awarding Institutions

e. Use of 2016 JAMB, UTME results’ print-out for all candidates

f. Adherence to published subject combinations of various courses as specified by the Senate/Academic Board and included in the 2016 JAMB brochure

g. Adherence to the 2016 Admissions quota as prescribed by the Regulatory Bodies (NUC, NBTE, NCCE)

h. (For Federal universities) The quota stipulated by the Federal Executive Council concerning Merit, Catchment and Educationally less developed states, should be complied with.

Mr. Oloyede stated that the deadline for approved institutions’ admission panels was still November 30, 2016.

He also said the second Technical Committee Meeting would take place at Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo state on November 14, 2016.

Sequel to the recent workshop convened by the honourable minister of education on the modalities for admissions into tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the federal government hereby approves the following guidelines for admissions:

1. presentation of the lists of candidates who qualify for screening into individual based on the stipulated guidelines by JAMB (find hereby enclosed);

2. screening should not demand for another test in any form either written, oral or electronic;

3. candidates are to present their senior school certificate examination (SSCE) results/Advance Level (AL) results for verification and clearing purposes;

4. WAEC, NECO, NABTEB results or equivalent are acceptable as matriculation requirements;

5. each candidate is expected to have a minimum of five (5) credits at SSCE including English, Mathematics and any other three (3) relevant subjects to his or her discipline;

6. any candidates who does not possess the requirements as listed in item four (4) is deemed to have failed the screening exercise;

7. The list of qualified candidates awaiting SSCE/AL results can be kept in view (K.I.V) pending the release of their results;

8. Consideration of the recommended list as forwarded by JAMB should be completed within one month from the date of receipt of the list;

9. Any institution that has a shortfall in the admitted candidates can make-up for candidates from other departments on the institution list;

10. The screening list has been uploaded on JAMB website www.jamb.org.ng for possible users;

11. Reason(s) for rejection of candidates on the list should be clearly stated with proofs provided alongside; and

12. The federal government has directed that these guidelines should be strictly adhered to without any alteration.

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  1. have check my post-registration status but have not been posted either to some where for admission. should i still keep checking?

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