JAMB withdraws 2016 admission list sent to tertiary institutions

Temitope Mustapha ,Abuja

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission, earlier sent to universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

In a statement issued in Abuja and signed by  Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, he said the withdrawal was to ensure the university senates perform their statutory responsibility.

‎The statement said that “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”.