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JAMB releases guidelines for 2016 university admissions


Jamb registrar Dibu-Ojerinde

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has released its guidelines for the 2016 admissions’ process, opting for the point system.

In a statement placed on its portal on Monday, JAMB said the method was adopted after an extensive one-week meeting it had with universities and other tertiary institutions’ administrators in the country.

According to the JAMB guidelines, the modalities were going to be based on point system.

While explaining how the admission process would work for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME) candidates and direct entry students, it stated that universities were going to charge fees for screening of candidates at the end of the process for admission.

According to JAMB, the new method uses a point system to offer provisional admission to candidates.

“Before a candidate can be considered for screening, he/she must have been offered a provisional admission by JAMB. 

“The JAMB admission checker portal is going to be opened soon for this process, so praying is all you can do now,” JAMB said.

The second process, according to the examination body, was the point system where admission would depend on the point tally of the candidate.

“JAMB’s provisional admission no longer makes much sense this year, your points tally will decide your fate. 

“The points are evenly spread out between your O’ Level and JAMB results to provide a level-playing field for all.

“In the first case, any candidate who submits only one result which contains his/her relevant subjects already has 10 points. 

“The exam could be NECO, WASSCE, November/December WASSCE etc, but any candidate who has two sittings only gets 2 points. 

“So this means that candidates with only one result are at an advantage.”

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