Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, 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.
Oloyede spoke at Baze University, Jabi, Abuja at the first
Extraordinary Technical Committee meeting on 2016 Admissions to First
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.
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.
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
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.
also said the second Technical Committee Meeting would take place at
Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo state on November