JAMB :Point system for criteria for tertiary institutions admission

 The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) allegedly approved the point system option for admission into tertiary institutions in the country, the body insists that the Federal Government-approved option still holds sway.

JAMB :Point system for criteria for tertiary institutions admission

The statement was made by the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.

According to the statement the admission of candidates into tertiary institutions will be based purely on three pillars namely, merit, catchment and educationally less developed states.

Head, Media and Information of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the board said the 2016 admissions, as has been the practice in recent past, would be conducted purely on the three existing admission pillars.

The process is, “First, presentation of the list of candidates who qualify for screening into individual institution based on the three stipulated criteria mentioned above. This screening should not demand for another test in any form either written, oral or electronic.

“Candidates are to present their Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results/Advanced Level (AL) results for verification and clearing purposes. WAEC, NECO and NBTE results or equivalent are acceptable as matriculation requirements.

“Each candidate is expected to have a minimum of five credit passes at SSCE including English language, mathematics and any other three relevant subjects to his or her discipline.

“The list of qualified candidates awaiting SSCE/AL results can be kept in view, pending the release of their results,’ adding ‘any candidate who does not posses the requirements as listed above is deemed to have failed the screening,” said the statement.

It continued, “Consideration of the recommended list as forward by JAMB should be completed within one month from the date of receipt of the list. Any institution that has a shortfall in the admitted candidates can make-up for candidates from other departments on the institutions list.

“Any institution that has a shortfall in the admitted candidates could make-up for candidates from other departments on the institutions list.

“Reasons for rejection of candidates on the list should be clearly stated with proof provided alongside. “This is imperative so that the general public will note the correct process,’’ the statement said. It said that the government had directed that the guidelines must be strictly adhered to without any alterations.

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