LATEST information reaching our news desk today, is that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will start informing all 2015 candidates Of New University they are been posted to and the course which was given to them.
This information was confirmed by our correspondent, Glory Joseph, who affirmed that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) management has agreed on Wednesday, to get all Candidates who participate in the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) informed and notify them about the new school/course they will be posted. This is in accordance with the newly adopted policy of candidate distribution.
While speaking of this new development, a jamb staff said this and we quote him below:
“Some of the 2015 JAMB UTME candidates who scored more than 200 in the JAMB CBT examination and are being rejected for some courses, should take note that this happened based on the individual cut-off marks which was set by the tertiary institution for those particular courses. What you need to understand is this.
“JAMB cut off marks for Universities is 180, while Polytechnics and College of Education is 150. This means that Universities should not put their cut off mark at 180 or above, BUT they should never go lesser than 180 utme score, which also applies for Polytechnics and Colleges of education.
This is to say, that though these Universities can’t set their cut lesser than 180 UTME scores, there’s no limit to their maximum, Unilag sets their cut to 250 and it is their constitutional right.”
However, Many students who applied for those courses in their school of choice and their JAMB scores is not up to the cut off, should note that the University can only admit a fraction of the candidates who applied.
This is the where JAMB will therefore notify candidates of appropriate Universities/Course they can apply for and get admitted.”
It is therefore JAMB’S hypothesis and assumption that these candidates who have been rejected by their preferred institution, should be sent to study the same courses in other Universities which have lesser competitions (Private Universities in Nigeria always have lesser numbers of app;licants compared with the federal and state Universities).
The general public should therefore note that this new policy ensures almost all Nigerian students who sat for the examination to be admitted, even if it means posting them to other institutions which they did not choose as their preferred choice.
According to information released by jamb’s public relations officer, Mr Fabian Benjamin, who said that the board do not want a situation, whereby some candidates won’t be admitted for the 2015 academic session.
He further discloses that if this new policy is put into work, candidates will have a higher rate of getting into Universities and to ensure that all students knows about this, the board has promised by next week, a national distribution list will be released, which will provide more and more opportunities for candidates to be admitted.
Mr Fabian tried appeasing Nigerians, saying this which we quote below,
“Nigerians should try and understand that we are only trying to make sure that the 2015 candidates have better chances for admission this year, whereas, unlike past years where admission rests on the shoulders of the candidate’s first and second choice.
This has got to change and this policy is what will bring about the change. Nigerians should note that jamb board don’t want to wait till universities end their first choice admissions.
JAMB is trying hard to providing aid to some candidates, so they should not be forced to forfeit their admission easily.
By next week, JAMB will be releasing the national distribution list that will open more opportunities for them.”
You can read more and have a better understanding of jamb re-assigning students to a different school here – Re-assigning of Students By JAMB
It was at this meeting that they officially announced the adoption of a policy, where candidates of universities with excess applicants for the Unified Matriculation Examinations (UTME) POST UTME examination are reassigned to other universities with lower number of candidates than their capacities.
ONE thing that should be cyrstal clear to all candidates who are yet to sit for their post utme screening exercise, is that ONLY the names of candidates which were forwarded to the University by JAMB are qualified for the 2015/16 post-UTME Screening.
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