Good News! FG Reverses JAMB’s New Admission Policy


Federal Government reversed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board new admission policy that sparked off protests in parts of the country. Henceforth, all the students that made the cut-off marks have been told to go and write post-UME examinations in their schools of first choice. No more Re-Assignment (JAMB newly introduced vernacular).

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The decisions reached at the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board 2015 admission policy have been overruled by the Federal Government.

Summary of JAMB’s New Admission Policy.

JAMB adopted a policy whereby candidates of universities with surplus applicants for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations are reassigned to other universities with lower number of applicants than their capacities.

The Good News!

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. MacJohn Nwaobiala, said “This JAMB thing has been there. As the policy making body, when these issues were raised, they raised in a stakeholders meeting. We normally have what we call the policy meeting. Everything about admission are discussed with parents and other stakeholders at the meeting.

“These are decisions that we collectively took. However, we have a listening hear. We have taken a lot of the issues raised into consideration and we are consulting to see the adjustments we can make here and there.

“The directive has been given. All the students that made the cut-off marks have been told to go and write post-UME examinations in their schools of first choice. After, they can go to their schools of second choice. That has been the bone of contention.”

MSG Team.



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