The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has assured that the 2016 admissions into the country’s tertiary institutions will be smooth and that no candidate must emanate from any other source outside the list prepared and recommended by the institution.
The newly appointed JAMB Registrar spoke at the opening of the first technical committee meeting on the 2016 admissions to first choice institutions, which opened at the Bayero University, Kano, on Monday
He said that the senates of each institution have the prerogative of admitting candidates to their respective schools subject only to national policies.
The policies guidelines stipulated by the proprietors of the institutions must adhere to the 60:40 science/art ratios for conventional universities and 80:20 science/art ratios for non-conventional universities.
He added that the guidelines also include 70:30 technology/non-technology ratios for national diploma awarding institutions, among others. “The institutions must adhere strictly to subject combinations of various courses as specified by the respective Senates and included in the 2016 UTME brochure.
“Institutions are expected to adhere to the 2016 admissions quota as prescribed by the regulatory bodies like the National Universities Commission, National Board for Technical Education and the National Commission for Colleges of Education.
“For federal universities, the criteria stipulated by the Federal Executive Council, concerning merit, catchment and educationally less developed states, should be complied with.’’
He, however, said that JAMB had the right to reject candidates for non-compliance with extant rules and regulations but would not be allowed to substitute or originate any names without the prior concurrence of the institutions.