JAMB Bans Awaiting Results Candidates, Includes Fourth Choice

JAMB -Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board- yesterday announced that the sale of 2017 UTME form would commence this month, plus all reforms and innovation that would guarantee a hitch-free Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) process this year has been put in place.

JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement yesterday, noted that the board renewed its commitment to ensure that a reasonable percentage of candidates who would sit for the 2017 UTME examination and, subsequently, qualify find placement in tertiary institutions.

He said that the new JAMB system would insist that candidates supply their ‘O’ Level result on its website during registration or later, but before admission commences, for them to be considered for admission, as the board believes that “this will allow only qualified candidates to be considered for admission.”

“In simple terms, no candidate would be admitted with ‘awaiting result.’

“Candidates and their parents are also to note that the board has restructured the registration platform to allow for only one choice of public university. The new registration platform will now be, first, second, third, fourth choice and not ‘most preferred,’ as it was previously,” he said.

The JAMB spokesman explained candidates could choose College, University, Innovative Enterprises Institutions (IEI) or Polytechnic/Monotechnic as first choice: “However, if a candidate chooses a public university as first choice, he will not have any other public university to choose as second, third and fourth choice.

“He will have on the remaining three choices, a college, polytechnic, private university and IEI. Candidates for the 2017 UTME can as well select NCE (college) or ND (polytechnic/monotechnic) as their first choice, up to third choice and the fourth must be IEI. They can also select the IEI as their first choice up to the fourth choice, but can only pick a public university once.”

According to the board, “the registration of 2017 UTME will be conducted simultaneously with the Direct Entry, and, during registration, candidates’ 10 fingers are to be captured using biometric verification machine.”

Source: The Sun

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