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Monday, August 1, 2016

JAMB announces withdrawal of admission list ...apologizes to Tertiary institutions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday announced the immediate withdrawal of the lists of recommended candidates for admission it earlier sent to tertiary institutions for consideration.

In a statement issued in Abuja by its Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB explained that the withdrawal was to allow the screening of candidates based on the criteria set by Education Minister Mallam Adamu Adamu by the Senate of universities. The criteria are Catchment areas, Educationally disadvantaged states and Merit.

Bejamin said in the statement: “This is to ensure that the University Senate perform its statutory responsibility of conducting the selection of candidates and refer it to JAMB for confirmation in line with the admission criteria of merit, catchment and educationally disadvantaged states as directed by the Hon Minister of Education at the policy committee meeting.”

According to the statement, “the earlier list was sent to fast track the process of admission so as to allow other tiers of institutions also conduct their admission.

The statement added: “Candidates should not panic because this is part of the process of the 2016 admission exercise. JAMB regrets any inconvenience this decision would have caused the tertiary institutions...”


(1) The direct fallout of the above notice from JAMB means the entire concept of UTME candidates being POSTED or NOT POSTED has been eliminated. UTME candidates should proceed to the institutions that each of them registered as their MORE PREFERRED  and PREFERRED university of choice and adhere/comply with the their  university's Admission Screening process. 
(2) UTME candidates may wish to note further that the link hitherto found on JAMB's website that was to used to check POSTED status, etc has been removed.
(3) To read the latest update on 2016 first choice Admission Screening exercise for Akwa Ibom State Universityplease click here

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