JAMB New Rules For 2016/2017 Admission Seekers

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB modified the registration procedure for students seeking admission for the 2016/2017 academic session. The modification according to JAMB, will lessen competition among candidates seeking placement to the nation’s “oversubscribed” universities.


According to Dr Fabian Benjamin, the chief information officer of the board, JAMB has introduced “preferred choice” platform in its portal. This new addition will enable candidates have wider opportunities of securing admission.

“What we did initially was that you only have one choice. Now, we have made it in such a way that if you miss the University of Lagos; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira, you will have an opportunity of going to another school.

“Before, all universities will be in first and second choice and that will not solve any problem. We have now decided to put a few of those schools we feel will have more spaces as more preferred.

“Institutions placed on the more preferred choice are those that are mostly not oversubscribed. This is because it will not make any sense if you place institutions like the ABU, UNILAG, OAU and UNN, when in actual sense they cannot even admit one third of the candidates that will choose them as most preferred,” he said.

For proper guidance during registration, make sure you patronize JAMB Certified Registration Centres.

MSG Team.

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