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[Abuja]–The modus operandi for the examination of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has changed from candidates choosing institutions based on most preferred, preferred choice,etc, to choosing of first, second, third and fourth choice.

This was disclosed in statement by the spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, on 28 February, 2017, as he said that the agency had taken time to add value to the services it have been offering to Nigerian doe years now.

According to him, each candidate will be eligible to choose just one public university, as one of the four choices. He also mentioned that candidates who plan to use awaiting results will not be allowed to participate in the exam, whose form will be out for sale in March. Thus, candidates applying for JAMB must first have their results from the West African Examination Council school examination (WAEC) or National Examination Council (NECO).

“In the cause of conducting admission exercise, many institutions have admitted candidates on merit only for them to discover that such candidates do not have qualified O’levels results or the right combination for admission and had to delete and start the process all over again. With this, they would have denied other qualified candidates the opportunities for admissions.”

“This we are addressing by ensuring that no candidate is henceforth recommended without his O’levels result being supplied. To achieve this, JAMB will insist that candidates supply their result on its website during registration or later, but before admissions commences for them to be considered for admissions. We believe this will allow only qualified candidates to be considered for admissions.”

“We have designed a Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) where the Board will interface with the institutions and ensure the compliance of this reform. The summary is that no candidate will be admitted with awaiting result. Candidates and their parents are also to note that the Board has restructured the registration platform to allow for only one choice of Public University”, the statement reads in part.

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