JAMB to stop recommendation of candidates with awaiting results
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB has disclosed that effective from this year, candidates awaiting O’level results will no longer be offered or recommended for admission by any institution.
In a statement issued today in Abuja by the Board’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the examination body also stated that it had concluded restructuring and reforms and is now ready to commence sales of its application form next month.
The organization said the restructuring aimed to expand the opportunities available to candidates as almost all the public universities do not consider candidates on the second choice list because they hardly exhaust their first choice.
JAMB said it took the decision after it found out that many institutions had offered candidates admission in the past on merit only to discover that such candidates do not have qualified O’level results for the admission – forcing the institutions to delete such candidate’s name and start the process again.
With the new directive, JAMB said it would ensure that no candidate is recommended for admission without his/her O’level results – and to this end it plans to ensure that candidates provide their results on its website during registration or at a later date but before institutions commence admission process.
The board also disclosed that it had designed a Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) where it would interface with institutions and ensure they complied with the reform.