JAMB Warns Against Late Admissions0
Chief Executive of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, has directed all universities in the country to conclude all admission processes on or before October 31, 2013, stressing that it would not entertain late admission.
He gave the directive on Tuesday during the opening of the first technical committee meeting on 2013/2014 admission to degree awarding institutions held at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
At the meeting which is being attended by officials saddled with admission processes in federal, state and private universities, the registrar said, “I wish to inform you that admissions for the 2013/2014 academic session is expected to be carried out between October 14 to 18, at the boards national headquarters, Bwari, Abuja. It therefore implies that the next technical meeting scheduled to hold at Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, from Monday, September 23 to September 27, will solely be for admission into polytechnics, monotechnics, colleges of education and innovative enterprises institutions”.
The JAMB boss reminded the admission officers that the future development of the Nigeria rest on them as it’s only through education that Nigerian children would acquire appropriate skills and technology for the development of the country.
“For me, the logical response as far as the exercise before us is concerned, is that everyone present here today should be open and transparent in whatever action and decision he/she makes”, he added.
He urged not them not to compromise on standard, but strictly comply with the Federal Government’s approved criteria on admission, stressing that such would guarantee equal opportunity for all Nigerians.
Earlier, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Atim Antai, called on JAMB to sensitize the people on its planned e-testing programme.
According to her, such method of examination would reduce to the barest minimum the issue of malpractices as usually reported during the board’s examinations.
She said Akwa Ibom State has a lot of value for education, and that, that is why the government made education free and compulsory at primary and secondary levels.
Source: Daily Trust