For admission-seekers who are yet to be offered admission into the University, this could turn out to be some not so good news for you as JAMB has announced it has closed admissions to universities for 2016.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, has closed the 2016 admissions to all, federal and state universities. JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, made this known on Thursday at a press briefing in Abuja.
The Registrar, also, announced that the examination board had agreed to extend admissions into Monotechnics, Polytechnics, colleges of education and private universities.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede was quoted as saying:
“All tertiary institutions and the general public are hereby informed that the 2016 admissions exercise into public universities closed on Wednesday November 30, 2016.”
“However, the minister of education has approved an extension of two weeks (from December 1 to December 15, 2016) for all polytechnics, monotechnics, colleges of education and private universities.”
“All institutions concerned are advised to promptly process their recommendations to JAMB within the approved period.”
With the impending 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the JAMB registrar, affirmed that, all managers and owners of computer-based test centers across the country, had been invited to apply online for the accreditation of their centers.
Prof. Ishaq said:
“The CBT Centre owners are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday December 13, 2016. To attend this meeting, interested CBT Centre owners are to register. The registration closes by 12.00pm on Monday December 12, 2016.”
Prof. Ishaq, went on to advise the general public to disregard all websites, blogs and social media accounts acting as sales reps for the 2017 UTME.
“JAMB has not commenced the sale of the 2017 UTME application forms and has not appointed and will not appoint any agent/or cybercafé as its agent. The public is advised to beware of fraudsters.”
“JAMB advises all candidates to always visit its website for registration and other necessary information. We call on all patriots to support JAMB in enhancing access to and equity in tertiary education in Nigeria,”
Another year has come to an end, for students still seeking admission into Universities and are yet to be successful. Hopefully, next year is your year!