Admissions Will Only Be Offered To Qualified Candidates —JAMB Says



The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has clarified that affirmations would just be given to qualified applicants who apply for courses into the different foundations in the nation.

The board emphasized this in its Vol. 1, No 13 week by week Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar and made accessible to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.

It portrayed as deceiving and incorrect, the data being flowed that more than 50 percent of applicants who yearly apply for inductions into different establishments are not conceded.

It additionally denounced the report that consistently, after the direct entry of the Unified Tertiary and Universities Examination, where a huge number of applicants apply, scarcely 20 percent get conceded.

“The truth is that admissions can only be given to qualified candidates, hence, any figure being bandied around should also be based on the total number of candidates who applied and are qualified.
“It will be an unfortunate postulation if the candidates who do not have any basis to be considered for admissions to any tier of the nation’s tertiary institutions are also included in the final tabulation of candidates admitted.
“Given this scenario, it will be absurd for any narrative to assume huge admission backlogs without first considering whether the candidates that are not admitted are actually qualified for the courses they applied for.”

The board noticed that in 2018, a sum of 1,793,018 competitors connected for inductions into different scholarly projects of 849 foundations in the nation, with 140,020 applying through Direct Entry.


It included that when the hopefuls were classified by UTME scores and O'Level credit passes, it was found that just 1,245,939 scored 100 or more out of 400 possible checks in the UTME and furthermore had five O'Level credits.

“The above clearly states that out of the 1,793,018 candidates that applied for admission in 2018, only 1,200,748 candidates scored 100 and above and possessed the O’Level credit requirement for admission.
“That is, five credits in addition to Mathematics and English Language.
“The 100 cut-off mark in UTME is not an admissible score for most institutions, apart from the Innovative Enterprise Institutions which award the National Innovative Diploma.
“To be considered for admission into most of the nation’s higher institutions, a score of at least 140 and above would be required.
“Based on this consideration, only 1,168,948 candidates had five O’Level credits in Maths and English Language and also scored 140 and above in their UTME,” the board stated.

It clarified further that dependent on the above classification of applicants, as suggested by the different establishments, the board affirmed confirmations of 570,089 competitors into the different schools.

The board, in any case, said that note that it had never conceded under 60 percent of the all-out number of hopefuls who meet all requirements for confirmations in some random year, including that the reports about the quantity of conceded applicants were lost.

It included that there were dependably programs with opportunities at a portion of the schools, even at the end of confirmation work out.

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