JAMB withdraws 2016 admission lists sent to varsities, others


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission earlier sent to the tertiary institutions, the Board said in a statement on Sunday.

“This is to ensure that the University Senate perform its statutory responsibility of conducting the selection of candidates and refer it to JAMB for confirmation in line with the admission criteria of merit, catchment and educationally disadvantaged states as directed by the Hon Minister of Education at the policy committee meeting,” Fabian Benjamin, the organisation’s head of media, said in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES.

“The earlier list was sent to help fast track the process of admission so as to allow other tiers of institutions also conduct their admission.

“Candidates should not panic because this is part of the process of the 2016 admission exercise. JAMB regrets any inconvenience this decision would have caused the tertiary institutions

“The Board regrets any inconvenience it’s proactive step would have caused the tertiary institutions.”


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  • Watch man

    Joint Admission House of Confusion! This Board is full of confusion. All this is to enable corruption have its way. In the end candidates will be under unnecessary pressure to get admission processes concluded.

    • Voice of street

      why is the admission given by the Jamb got cancelled again .. this is ridiculous, why cant you guys sit and deliberate very well before you make a conclusion of given candidate admission according to their jamb grade. Think before you do.

  • Otile

    Let the so called educationally disadvantaged states not mean corruptly rigging the system so that candidates from SE SS are not required to score 450 while their counterparts from the core north score only 2. There is nothing like educationally disadvantaged because the core North started educating their Muslim yara long before the good people of SE SS.

    • Euxy

      Haahaaa! You’re there my man.

    • Plumbline

      Otile, you said it all. What do we expect when the substantive Minister is Mallam and ihis deputy is a Professor. Welcome to Mallamization of the Nigerian Education Sector.

  • UOU

    Confused government, even the smallest thing

  • Plumbline

    What do we expect when the substantive Minister is a Mallam and ihis deputy is a Professor.

    Welcome to “Mallamization” of the Nigerian Education Sector. The Northern Islamic agenda reloaded…

    • john

      Okeeeeh! I now understand! Since the admission was initially giving by JAMB on merit and the Abokis could not get admitted. Okeeeeh! That is why we will never get it right educationally in Nigeria.

    • john

      This is corruption oh!

    • Otile

      My brother, we don’t want any “Mallamization”, the cheating is too much. How can the system punish hardworking students by denying them admission but at the same time reward less qualified students by admitting them. What kind of educational disadvantage are they talking about? Our people are the ones educationally disadvantaged by denying qualified ones admission.

    • Titi

      Pls you guys should learn to read understand something before commenting…. you’re not the only one affected

      • Plumbline

        I don’t get you Titi. Are you insinuating something?


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