Policy meeting on 2017 tertiary admissions to hold soon

Temitope Mustapha,Abuja

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board , JAMB says its 2017 Policy Committee meeting on admission into all Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria will soon hold.

The policy committee meeting scheduled to hold on the 21st of August 2017 would announce the cut off point for the 2017 admission exercise.

The meeting will set an agenda for the 2017 admission exercise.

All stakeholders including Vice Chancellors of Universities, Rectors of Polytechnics and Monotechnics and Provosts of Colleges of Education would attend the meeting.

According to the board, “the Board has sent to all institutions a soft copy of printout of candidates who choose them”

“This year the Board has sent candidates who scored 100 and above in their JAMB to the institutions in its flexible admission policy for institutions to determine the suitability of the candidates in compliance with all laid down rules and regulations as determined by the proprietors of the institutions and approved by Senate of the various schools”

“The Board will ensure that criteria’s set by Senate  are strictly adhered to by the institutions admission officers and no shifting of goal post in the middle of the admission exercise would be entertained”

This is to guarantee fairness and equity to all candidates.

Meanwhile, the Registrar of the Board during the foundation laying ceremony of a 500 capacity twin CBT centre in Osogbo, Osun State ,Prof Ishaq Oloyede advised all CBT centre owners to ensure that their centres are up to date as the Board would not compromise on the 2018 accreditation exercise”

He added that having suitable centres is the bedrock for conducting a smooth examination.

“The 500 capacity twin CBT centre is a project by NCC in compliance with presidential directive for NCC to build such centre in each senatorial district and it’s with the aim of bringing the centres closer to the candidates and also ensure standard”

The Registrar urged the consultant to ensure that the centre is built according to specification.