JAMB Asks Tertiary Institutions To Follow Due Process In 2016 Admissions


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has urged
tertiary institutions across the country to follow due process in the
2016 admission, saying that admission will not be done arbitrarily.
The
Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Professor
Ishaq Oloyede said this in Abuja during the Extra Ordinary Technical
committee Meeting on 2016 Admissions.
“We will not
accept whatever is done arbitrarily. I hope those that are here will
make adjustment They must be able to explain why somebody with high
score was not given admissions”
“What we are saying
is that people should follow due process, universities have the right
to have criteria for admission but the criteria must be reasonable, the
criteria must be explicit “
Professor Oloyede who
disclosed that the meeting was for the placement of suitably  qualified
candidates into tertiary institutions, stressed that the board will not
initiate or insert any candidates but will ensure that no candidate is
unjustly treated by any institutions.
“I therefore
restate my earlier submission that the Senate and academic boards of the
institutions have the primary responsibility of recommending candidates
to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for admissions”
Oloyede
added that the only difference between the 2016 admissions process and
what has always been the practice, is the policy that there should be no
written post UTME test.
He hinted that the first batch of the 2016 admissions will be out before third week of September.
“What
we said was that some of the recommedation the institutions brought
earlier were not explicit in terms of criteria, And we have ásked our
colleagues in the universities to send better criterias “
“I
have a particular school where the person who score the highest was not
taken and the reason was because the university changed it rules. That
will not be accepted”
“You cannot change the rules
when the game is on. You have to wait till 2017 to publish the new rules
you cannot have a particular rule and changed to another”
The registrar restated that Jamb will work with all stakeholders to smoothen all processes.
“Where
things are not done properly we will not be only doing what is right
but we will be seen by reasonable people that we have done what is
right”
Speaking on Carrying Capacities of schools,
Oloyede said the issue remains a national problem ,he cited instances
where institutions admit students over shooting their capacities.
“I
think its a national problem where people over shoot their carrying
capacity that will certainly be against the rules and it will affect
quality of students”
“Only few institutions are admitting below carrying capacity due to certain issues”
 “What we have said is that if they are qualified candidates in your list and I don’t know why they are not been admitted.”

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