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Monday, 7 August 2017

JAMB gets date to announce admission cut-off point

The JointAdmis­sions and Ma­triculation Board (JAMB) is to annouce the cut-off points for this year’s admission ex­ercise between Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd August, 2017.
A statement made available to The AU­THORITY on Sunday by JAMB’s spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the Board has se­cured the approval of the Minister of Edu­cation to hold the Pol­icy Committee meeting where the cut-off point would be annouced.
“The meeting is sched­uled to hold on Monday 21st to Tuesday 22nd August, 2017. This meeting will kick start the 2017 admission ex­ercise.


“The policy commit­tee would announced the cut off point for the 2017 admission exercise. All stakeholders includ­ing Vice Chancellors of Universities, Rectors of Polytechnics and Mono­technics and Provosts of Colleges of Education would be in attendance,” parts of the statement read.
The Board said it has sent to all institutions a soft copy of printout of candidates who choose to study in them and scored 100 and above in this year Unified Tertia­ry Matriculation Exami­nation (UTME).
It said this was in line with its flexible admis­sion policy which allow institutions to determine the suitability of the can­didates in compliance with all laid down rules and regulations as de­termined by the propri­ators of the institutions and approved by Senate of the various schools.
“The Board will ensure that criterion set by Sen­ate are strictly adhere to by the institutions ad­mission officers and no shifting of goal post in the middle of the admis­sion exercise. This is to guarantee fairness and equity to all candidates,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the Regis­trar of the Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has ad­vised Computer Based- Test (CBT) centres own­ers to ensure that their centres are up to date.
The JAMB boss made this call during the foun­dation laying ceremony for a 500 capacity twin CBT centre in Osogbo, Osun State.
He said having suitable centres is the bedrock of conducting a smooth ex­amination.
The 500 capacity twin CBTcentre was built by the Nigerian Commu­nication Commission (NCC) in compliance with presidential direc­tive for NCC to build such centre in each sen­atorial district to bring the centres closer to the candidates and also en­sure standard.


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