The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday, said that Candidates who participate in the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination will be notify of the new school/course they will be posted, to adopt the new policy of candidate distribution.
Speaking to our correspondent, a JAMB Staff who do not want his name in print asserted that, “Some of the candidates who scored more than 200 and are being rejected for some courses, happened based on the individual cut-off marks set by the institution for those particular courses. In summary too many students applied for those courses and the University can only admit a fraction of the candidates who applied. JAMB will therefore notify candidates of appropriate Universities/Course they can apply for.”
It is therefore our deduction that these rejected candidates will be sent to study the same courses in other Universities of lesser competition. This policy also ensures that best candidates in the country are admitted, even if it means posting them to other institutions.
The Head, Media and Publicity of JAMB, Mr Fabian Benjamin, also disclosed to schoolwatch.com.ng grapevine that the board do not want some candidates to forfeit their admission easily and that by next week a national distribution list will be release that would open more opportunities for candidates.
He said, “We are only trying to ensure that candidates have better chances for admission this year unlike what obtained in the past. This time around, we do not want to wait till universities end their first choice admissions. We do not want some candidates to forfeit their admission easily. By next week, we shall release the national distribution list that will open more opportunities for them.”
It would be recalled that 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.
To this effect, only candidates whose names were forwarded to the University by JAMB are eligible for the 2015/16 post-UTME Screening.
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