Students seeking admission into any of the Nigerian universities will need to have their full admission criteria, as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has scrapped awaiting results in its admission criteria, even as it completed its restructuring exercise.
The Head of Information, JAMB, Mr. Fabian Benjamin, said in a statement on Tuesday, that the Board is poised to see that a reasonable percentage of candidates who take this examination are qualified find placement in tertiary institutions.
Benjamin said the restructuring was informed by the need to achieve a different and progressive result that will position Nigerian educational system in an enviable height in the comity of nations.
“In the cause of conducting admission exercise, many institutions have admitted candidates on merit only for them to discover that such candidates do not have qualified O’level results or the right combination for admission and had to delete and start the process all over again. With this, they would have denied other qualified candidates the opportunities for admissions.
“This we are addressing by ensuring that no candidate is henceforth recommended without his O’levels result being supplied. To achieve this, JAMB will insist that candidates supply their result on its website during registration or later, but before admissions commences for them to be considered for admissions. We believe this will allow only qualified candidates to be considered for admissions.”
Benjamin stated that JAMB has designed a Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) where the Board will interface with the institutions and ensure the compliance of this reform.
“The summary is that no candidate will be admitted with awaiting result. Candidates and their parents are also to note that the Board has restructured the registration platform to allow for only one choice of public university. The new registration platform will now be first choice, second choice, third choice and fourth choice and not most preferred, preferred as it was before,” he stressed.