The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has released information on how the 2016/2017 admission screening will be done. The admission guideline for this year was released by JAMB after a one-week meeting with universities and other tertiary institutions’ administrators.
The new admission screening modalities for 2016/2017 is a point-based system. Before a candidate can be considered for screening, he/she must have been offered a provisional admission by JAMB. The points will be calculated based on candidates’ O’level and JAMB results.
Procedure for Admission Screening For 2016/2017 Session – All Universities
Post-UTME has been officially cancelled and below is the summary of the admission guideline;
1. Screening of candidates shall be for ONLY candidates recommended for admissions.
2. No written examination to be conducted.
3. Verification of Course Requirements (O’ levels or A’ levels).
4. Verification of valid JAMB results by checking:
i. Online Result Slip
iii. Provisional Admission Letter
iv. Photo Album
5. Institutions are free to source from other Course(s) to compensate for SHORTFALL in any of the criteria.
UPDATE: JAMB has now issued a disclaimer that the point system was just an illustration and is not recommended for admission. In fact, that is not what will be used for admission.
So, how will the 2016/2017 admission be done by Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges? JAMB has released the official admission guide and it is to enforce what is in the law.
What is this law? Admission (including 2016 admissions) would be conducted purely on the three existing admission pillars of merit, catchment area and educationally less developed states. The process to follow in order to determine these can be found by clicking the kin below;
OFFIFIAL : JAMB Admission Guide For 2016/2017 Admission
The list of candidates that have scored above the minimum cut-off mark, and are NOT admitted
may be forwarded to other institutions that need them for consideration. Especially their Second (2nd) Choice institutions of preferences.
Fees will also be charged for Admission Screening by Institutions. The fee has been announced.
For more information on the admission guideline released by JAMB on its website, click links below;
- Admission Screening Guidelines for Federal Universities in Nigeria.pdf
- Admission Screening Guidelines for State Universities in Nigeria.pdf
- Admission Screening Guidelines for Private Universities in Nigeria.pdf