New JAMB Registrar Speaks On Admission Guidelines

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, has assured that the administration of the board under him will be different.

Speaking at the opening of the first technical committee meeting on the 2016 admissions to first choice institutions, which opened at the Bayero University, Kano, he stated that the 2016 admissions into the country’s tertiary institutions will be smooth.

He explained that the only difference between 2016 admission process and what had been the practice was the policy that there should be no written Post-UTME test and that all other processes would be the way they have always been.

“It also considers guidelines approved for each institution by their respective proprietors,’’ Mr Oloyede said and added that the senates of each institution have the prerogative of admitting candidates to their respective schools subject only to national policies.

The guidelines stipulated by the proprietors of the institutions must adhere to the 60:40 Science and Art ratios for conventional universities and 80:20 Science and Art ratios for non-conventional universities.

He added that the guidelines also include 70:30 Technology and Non-technology ratios for national diploma awarding institutions, among others.

“The institutions must adhere strictly to subject combinations of various courses as specified by the respective Senates and included in the 2016 UTME brochure.

“Institutions are expected to adhere to the 2016 admissions quota as prescribed by the regulatory bodies like the National Universities Commission, National Board for Technical Education and the National Commission for Colleges of Education.

“For federal universities, the criteria stipulated by the Federal Executive Council, concerning merit, catchment and educationally less developed states, should be complied with.’’

The JAMB don also urged that in the discharge of this national assignment, it was important that everyone acted with focus on what was beneficial to the largest number of Nigerians.

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