The Joint Matriculation and Admissions Board, JAMB, has barred students still awaiting their Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE, results from its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
The decision was announced in a statement by the board’s spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin. It also stated that a candidates would only be allowed to pick one public university after which all other choices will be either a private university, college of education, polytechnic or monotechnic.
“Candidates’ first choice can be a College, University, Innovative Enterprises Institutions or Polytechnic/Monotechnic.
“However, if a candidate makes a Public University his first choice, he will not have any public University to choose for second, third and fourth choice. He will have on the remaining three choices, a College, Polytechnic, Private University and IEI’S.
“However, candidates for the 2017 UTME can now select National Certificate in Education (College) or National Diploma (Polytechnic/Monotechnic) as their first choice up to third choice and the fourth IEI. They can select the IEI (Innovative Enterprise Institution, ND) as their first choice up to the fourth choice, but can only pick a public university once,” it read in part.
The board also announced that it will commence sale of forms in March for the 2017 examination.