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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Post Utme: no written test for 2016 Admissions, says Jamb Registrar

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Post Utme: no written test for 2016  Admissions, says Jamb Registrar

The registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-Haq O. Oloyede yesterday in Kano said that admission into the Federal tertiary institutions in the country must comply with the national policy.

Oloyede, however, warned that no candidate must emanate from any other source (JAMB inclusive), outside the list prepared and recommended by the institutions.
Prof. Oloyede who disclosed this during the First Technical Committee on admission to First Choice Institutions held at the Bayero University, Kano (BUK), said that the Senate/ Academic of each institution has the prerogative of admitting candidates, “but this must be in adherence to the national policy.

He added that, “for the first time, there won’t be written post  Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test  for candidates, seeking admission into Nigerian Universities this year.”
However, he insisted that all other processes should and would be as they have always been.


In his address at the First Technical Committee meeting on the 2016 Admissions to first choice Institutions held at the Bayero University  Kano new site campus on Monday.

According to Oloyede, the Senate or Academic Board of each institution reserves the prerogative of admitting candidates of their respective institutions, subject of course only to national policies.
Among others, the policies include, guidelines stipulated by the proprietors of the institution on 60/40
(Science/Art) ratio for conventional Universities, 80/20 (Science/Arts) ratio for non-conventional Universities and use of 2016 JAMB/UTME results print out for all candidates, who scored 180 and above.
In his remarks, BUK VC, Professor Mohammad Yahuza Bello, said 64,224 applicants were seeking admission into BUK.

Also Bello disclosed that out of the 64,244 candidate, who applied for admission into the University, 21,000 made the cut off points, adding that after the screening, only 6,500 would be offered admission.
In his speech, Kano State Governor, Dr Abdulllahi Umar Ganduje, represented by his Deputy, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, promised that the Kano State Government would support all JAMB policies, meant to facilitate smooth admission of students.


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