JAMB 2016/2017 updates: JAMB to release names of successful candidates


The joint admission and matriculation board(JAMB) unveils on friday that it will soon upload names of candidates who have been offered admission into tertiary institution on it’s website. The news was disclose by by the board’s Head,Media and Information Dr Fabian Benjamin in an interview with journalists which took place on friday.

In his own words, he said and i quote ” the board would ensure that Nigerian children were not unjustly denied admission in any institution of their choice”.
He also said that ” names of candidates that had satisfactorily met the admission rules and regulations of the institutions and that of the Federal Government would be uploaded soon.

JAMB have just wrapped up a five-day Technical meeting on admission which took place on August 22 at the Bayero University,kano,Nigeria. He said ”A lot was deliberated upon and at the end everything came out successful.

Also,we have ensured that the admissions are done in line with the set rules and regulations as provided by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the various tertiary institutions”

“We are aware that the function of admission of candidates is solely the job of the Senates of institutions and what we do as a board is to see the guidelines used in admitting the candidates and ensure ratification” as said by Dr Fabian Benjamin

“We are passionate about ensuring that no candidate that meets any of the admission rules and guidelines as provided by both the institution and government is denied admission for whatever reason,’’ he also disclosed.

The Registrar of the board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said that admissions would be carried out based on guidelines approved for each institution by their respective proprietors.

He also said that the candidates preferences both on institution and course would also be followed.

Mr. Oloyede assured that the admission of candidates into the respective first choice institutions would be a success.

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About JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary institutions. The board conducts entrance examinations on a yearly basis for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities. JAMB also conducts similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private Universities, polytechnics and colleges of educations in which the candidates must have passed the West African Examinations Council(WAEC), or its equivalents.


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