JAMB NEW ADMISSION POLICY
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), during the Combined Policy Meeting held last week, adopted a new policy for admission of UTME candidates into various universities in the country.
According to the Registrar of JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, candidates of universities with surplus applicants for the Unified Matriculation Examinations (UTME) are reassigned to other universities with lower number of candidates than their capacities.
This policy he said will be beneficial to universities with lower number of candidates than their capacities, as this will ensure that these universities will have more candidates to admit.
Ojerinde also stated that candidates will have a better chances for admission in the universities they are re-assigned to, contrary to situations where they would await admission in the universities of their first choices until the admission exercise closes and they forfeit admission in that session.
This policy has been implemented with immediate effect.