By Adebayo Williams
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that the board will re-enforce the admission guideline as recognised by law. It said the admission of candidates into tertiary institutions will be based purely on three pillars; merit, catchment and educationally less developed states. It said that the point system that was wrongfully copied from the board’s website and currently being circulated by some media was used for illustration by the Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde.
“Sequel to the recent workshop convened by the Minister of Education on the modality for 2016 admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the Federal Government approved the re-enforcement of admissions guideline recognised by law.
“This is following the cancellation of the post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
“This is not the point system as widely circulated in some media.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the board wishes to state clearly that the point system is an illustration by the Registrar of JAMB.
“It is meant to demonstrate how a few institutions were using the point system to select candidates while some of their counterparts were subjecting candidates to written test.
“The illustrations are contained in a paper presented by the registrar and placed on our website and was adopted by the media wrongly as the 2016 guideline for admission,” the statement said.
The board said a list of candidates who qualified for screening into individual institutions based on the three stipulated criteria will be presented. It added that such screening did not demand for another test in any form written, oral or electronic. Candidates are to present their Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results/Advanced Level (AL) results for verification and clearing purposes.
It noted that WAEC, NECO and NBTE results or its equivalent were acceptable as matriculation requirements.
JAMB added that each candidate was expected to have a minimum of five credits at SSCE, including English, Mathematics and any other three relevant subjects to his or her discipline. It said that the list of qualified candidates awaiting SSCE/AL results could be kept in view pending the release of their results.