JAMB Denies Introducing New Admission Policy, Read New Development 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, , has distanced itself from media reports that it imposed the Point System Option (PSO) on higher institutions as the admission guidelines for 2016 admission processes.

Distancing itself from such report, the examination body described it as a figment of the imagination of its proponents.

Speaking with Saturday Telegraph , the Head of ’s Media and Information Unit, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the examination body at no point made such a recommendation.

He noted that a section of the media had only scooped the information from a presentation to some stakeholders by the Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, which was posted on the examination body’s .

This is even as he added that as against the report, would no longer issue any admission letter to any candidate but would ensure that the three admission pillars of Merit, Catchment Area and the Disadvantaged Areas must be observed by all the higher institutions across the country.

He said:-

“It is irresponsible for any media to have credited any information that did not emanate from to us. did not create any admission guidelines. Some people just went to our to pick a document which was presented to a session of stakeholders comparing various admission systems by different institutions.

“No university or polytechnic is instructed by JAMB to adopt such a policy. In fact, we won’t issue admission letter any longer as the Minister has mandated us.

“What we are to do is to provide admission list and album to the institutions and ensure that the 45 per cent for merit; 35 per cent for catchment area and the 20 per cent for disadvantaged areas, are observed to the letter. The universities are to issue admission letters individually.”


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