The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has defined that admissions can be given solely to certified candidates who utilized for programs into the varied establishments of the nation.

The board reiterated this in its Vol. 1, No 13 weekly Bulletin of the Workplace of the Registrar and made accessible to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

It described as deceptive and misguided, info being circulated that over 50 per cent of candidates who yearly apply for admissions into varied establishments, weren’t admitted.

It additionally decried the studies that yearly, after the conduct of the Unified Tertiary and Universities Examination (UTME), the place thousands and thousands of candidates apply, barely 20 per cent get admitted.

“The reality is that, admissions can solely be given to certified candidates, therefore, any determine being bandied round ought to equally be primarily based on the entire variety of candidates who utilized and are certified.

“It is going to be an unlucky postulation if the candidates who wouldn’t have any foundation to be thought of for admissions to any tier of the nation’s tertiary establishments are additionally included within the remaining tabulation of candidates admitted.

“Given this state of affairs, it is going to be absurd for any narrative to imagine enormous admission backlogs with out first contemplating whether or not the candidates that aren’t admitted are literally certified for the programs they utilized for.”

The board famous that in 2018, a complete of 1,793,018 candidates utilized for admissions into varied educational programmes of 849 establishments within the nation, with 140,020 making use of by means of Direct Entry (DE).

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It added that when the candidates had been categorized in accordance with UTME scores and O’Stage credit score passes, it was found that just one,245,939 scored 100 and above out of 400 obtainable marks within the UTME and in addition had 5 O’Stage credit.

“The above clearly states that out of the 1,793,018 candidates that utilized for admission in 2018, just one,200,748 candidates scored 100 and above and possessed the O’Stage credit score requirement for admission.

“That’s, 5 credit along with Arithmetic and English Language.

“The 100 cut-off mark in UTME is just not an admissible rating for many establishments aside from the Modern Enterprise Establishments (IEIs) which award the Nationwide Modern Diploma (NID).

“To be thought of for admission into a lot of the nation’s larger establishments, a rating of not less than 140 and above can be required.

“Primarily based on this consideration, just one,168,948 candidates had 5 O’Stage credit in Maths and English Language and in addition scored 140 and above of their UTME,” the board said.

It defined additional that primarily based on the above class of candidates, as really helpful by the varied establishments, the board authorised admissions of 570,089 candidates into the varied faculties.

The board, nonetheless, mentioned that it was necessary to notice that it had by no means admitted lower than 60 per cent of the entire variety of candidates who qualify for admissions in any given 12 months, including that the studies concerning the variety of admitted candidates had been misplaced.

It added that there have been all the time programmes with vacancies at among the faculties, even on the shut of admission train.

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