The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has assured prospective undergraduates that the 2016 admissions into tertiary institutions will be hitch-free, adding that no candidate must come from any other source outside the list prepared and recommended by the institution.
This is part of a statement issued by JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede on Tuesday.
He noted that apart from the removal of Post- UME test from its 2016 admission process, every other policy remains the same.
He said, “It is more pleasant to me that in the almost four decades of JAMB, this is the first time that the technical meeting will hold in Kano.
“Every year the board convenes meeting for placement of suitably qualified candidates into tertiary institutions, taking into consideration vacancies available.
“It also considers guidelines approved for each institution by their respective proprietors.
“The meeting also looks at the preference expressed for the institutions and courses by the candidates.”
He further explained that the institutions have the prerogative of admitting candidates to their respective schools subject only to national policies.
He said guidelines and policies by senators of the institutions must not go outside the 60:40 science/art ratios for conventional universities and 80:20 science/art ratios for non-conventional universities.
He pointed out that the guidelines also include 70:30 technology/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.
“We must avoid adding to the burden of our people who rightly yearn for higher education as a veritable means of active participation in public life.
“While urging us to work hard and exhibit commitment, synergy and cooperation between the board and the institutions, I assure you all that the hands of fellowship, which my predecessors have extended to the institutions, would be strengthened for the advancement of national goals.
“My immediate past predecessor, Prof. ‘Dibu Ojerinde, in particular and others in general, have lifted the board to an enviable standard of international repute and we cannot afford to do less.
“The task of JAMB is coordination and not substitution of the traditional responsibilities of the Senates of tertiary institutions.
“Consequently, no candidate must emanate from any other source (JAMB inclusive) outside the list prepared and recommended by the institutions.” waploaded.com