JAMB is now responsible for reassigning students that had the minimum cut off mark prescribed by JAMB but not allowed to participate in the post UTME screening exercise of their institution of choice due to surplus applicants. JAMB will reassign such students to other universities with low applicants.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at its 2015 Combined Policy Meeting, held on July 14, 2015 in Abuja, announced the adoption of a policy whereby candidates of universities with surplus applicants for the Unified Matriculation Examinations (UTME) are reassigned to other universities with lower number of candidates than their capacities.
According to the Registrar/CEO of JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, the policy portends two benefits:
- It will be beneficial to “needy Universities” that is universities with lower number of candidates than their capacities, as this will ensure that these universities will have more candidates to admit.
- Candidates will have better chances for admission in the universities they are re-assigned to, contrary to situations where they would await admission in the universities of their first choices until the admission exercise closes and they forfeit admission in that session.
JAMB has announced Friday, August 5, 2015 as the commencement date for the checking of reassignment status.