The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has finally release the date for candidates to check in other to know the schools they are posted to.
Speaking exclusively to our correspondent, JAMB spokesman, Mr. Fabian Benjamin stated that affected candidates should check its website on Friday, August 5, 2015 to know the schools they are posted to.
Reacting to Wednesday’s protest by candidates billed to participate in UNILAG’s 2015/2016 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME), Mr. Fabian Benjamin said that the Board has entered into an agreement with the school to post the rejected students to other schools in Lagos environs.
According to Benjamin, “Admission is not the way people think. We have Merit, Catchment and closeness to a state. Those are the criteria we
are following to arrive at that list we sent to UNILAG. It’s not about the cut off point, there are other considerations.
“UNILAG has only 9,000 capacity in this year’s admission exercise and that is why we are trying to push the others to other universities.
They will not understand we are trying to send them to schools that will admit them because UNILAG can only take 9,000 candidates. But the students are not being patient with us to get this information across to them.”
“We sympathise with them but wish to state categorically that the national cut-off point is just the minimum expectation that each candidate desirous of university admission should have. However, universities are at liberty to go higher than 180, depending on their peculiarities and the performance of candidates who chose them.
“For instance, if over 10,000 candidates who made UNILAG their first choice scored 250 and above, it will be difficult for them to go lower than 250 when they are to admit only about 9000. I wish to state that a time will come when some universities will go up to 300 as their cut-off mark, depending on the performance.”
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