By Bewaji Emmanuel
The fate of students concerning Jamb 2016 remains controversial as the examination body recently withdrew earlier policy whereby students were allocated to universities for admission. In a report by Jamb News Nigeria:
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has withdrawn the list JAMB recommended candidates for admission earlier sent to tertiary institutions.
The examination body on Sunday explained that the decision was to ensure that the Senate of Universities perform their 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 Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, at the policy committee meeting.
The statement, signed by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the earlier list was sent to help fast track the process of admission so as to allow other tiers of institutions also conduct their admission.
“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.
“The Board regrets any inconvenience it’s proactive step would have caused the tertiary institutions,” the statement added.
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