– JAMB has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission earlier sent to the tertiary institutions

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Some candidates writing their examination

– The board apologizes for any inconvenience it’s proactive step would have caused the tertiary institutions
– JAMB urges candidates not to not panic because this is part of the process of the 2016 admission exercise
In a move that may not go down well with some, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission earlier sent to the tertiary institutions.
This was disclosed in a statement by Fabian Benjamin, the organisation’s head of media and made available to Premium Times.
The statement read: “This is to ensure that the University Senate perform its statutory responsibility of conducting the selection of candidates and refer it to JAMB for confirmation in line with the admission criteria of merit, catchment and educationally disadvantaged states as directed by the Hon Minister of Education at the policy committee meeting,
“The earlier list was sent to help fast track the process of admission so as to allow other tiers of institutions also conduct their admission.
“Candidates should not panic because this is part of the process of the 2016 admission exercise. JAMB regrets any inconvenience this decision would have caused the tertiary institutions
“The Board regrets any inconvenience it’s proactive step would have caused the tertiary institutions.”

JAMB had released a statement containing the exact criteria for 2016 admission.
According to the board, the admission of candidates into tertiary institutions will be based purely on three pillars which include: merit, catchment and educationally less developed states.
However, the decision did not go down well with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) who claims JAMB was abusing its powers by releasing admission guidelines for Nigerian universities, rather than allow the Senate of the universities to regulate admission modalities and determine how best institutions should be run.
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