JOINT Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB Tuesday said it had barred 262 institutions of higher learning from participating in next year’s admission exercise for non-compliance with admission guidelines.
JAMB Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde who spoke at the Michael
Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia state, at the opening
ceremony of the 3rd Combined Policy Committee meeting on Admission to
degrees, National Diploma, NEC and National Innovation Diploma-Awarding
institutions for 2012/2013, however, said 14 of the institutions
affected had complied with the laid down guidelines.
Students of Elkanemi School of Islamic Theology in Maiduguri,
marking the UN Day Against Drug Abuse in Maiduguri on Tuesday (26/6/12).
According to Ojerinde, the meeting would consider first choice of
most preferred institutions of candidates and noted that the affected
universities were sanctioned because they refused to abide by the
board’s admission laid down guidelines, saying that in JAMB, it was no
longer business as usual.
According to him, “From our exercise of verifying admission
compliance for 2011/2012, about 262 institutions were penciled for
delisting from next year’s admission exercise. However, about 14 have so
far complied with the laid down guidelines and regulations. We are
going ahead as directed by the Government to de-list the institutions
with effect from 2013 admission exercise.”
The Registrar charged participants in the meeting to “follow the
guidelines which stipulate a 70:30 technology/non-technology ratio for
National Diploma programmes and 60:40 Science/Arts ratio for the
universities and colleges of education.”
Ojerinde urged them to adhere strictly to the Federal Government
guidelines on 45% merit, 35% catchment and 20% educationally less
developed, saying “All stakeholders are to adhere strictly to these
guidelines as the Federal Government is desirous of giving all Nigerians
equal opportunity to mix and educate in every part of the country.”
He also told them that the board expected every university to
include in the admission print-out, the criteria used in admitting the
candidates and that all admissions must come to an end by the end of
Declaring open the meeting, Governor Theodore Orji who commended
JAMB for how it conducts admissions, asked that un-utilized 20%
allocated to states adjudged educationally backward be given to states
like Abia willing to take them.