UTME2017: Candidates To Choose Only One Public University.


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) has modified the 2016/2017 registration as it concerns selection of institutions by its candidates.


Dr Fabian Benjamin, who is the Public Relations Officer of the board said that board has made provision for “preferred choice” to give candidates ample opportunity of gaining admission.

He said, “What we did initially was that you only have one choice. Now, we have made it in such a way that if you miss the University of Lagos; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira, University of Port Harcourt, University of Benin, etc, you will still have an opportunity of going to another University.

Before, all universities will be in first and second choice and that will not solve any problem. We have now decided to put a few of those schools we feel will have more spaces as more preferred.

Institutions placed on the more preferred choice are those that are mostly not oversubscribed. This is because it will not make any sense if you place institutions like the ABU, UNILAG, OAU and UNN, when in actual sense they cannot even admit one third of the candidates that will choose them as most preferred.”

We therefore advise candidates to ensure they visit JAMB accredited registration centres for registration where they will be properly guided on this new option and ask questions if the need more clarification”

He also advised candidates to note that sale of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB admission form for the 2016/2017 has already commenced. Visit http://www.jamb.org.ng for more details concerning registration.


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