The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, recently announced that students will no longer be able to secure admission into higher institutions while awaiting their O’level results.
JAMB said this was part of its restructuring in preparation for the 2017 UTME higher institution examination. This means candidates must sit and obtain the results of either WAEC or NECO before admission. The board said this will keep candidates from taking the slots they do not qualify for.
The organisation also said it had concluded all restructuring and reforms and is now set to commence the sale of its application document in March.
The restructuring exercise will now allow for only one choice of public university in which new registration platform will now be first choice, second choice, third choice and fourth choice and not most preferred, preferred choice.
Candidates’ first choice can be a College, University, Innovative Enterprises Institutions (IEI) or Polytechnic/Monotechnic.
However, if a candidate makes a Public University his first choice, he will not have any public University to choose for 2nd, 3rd and 4th choice. He will have on the remaining three choices, a College, a Polytechnic, Private University and IEI’S.