Jamb Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, stated on Monday at the second technical committee meeting on “2016 Admissions to Tertiary Institutions” that the board has introduced flexible cut-off marks to expand admissions to tertiary institutions of learning in the country.
According to the Registrar, the meeting was principally aimed at finding solution to the army of admission seekers who were admitted in the first batch. “The purpose of today’s meeting is essentially to consider admissions of our teeming applicants who were not considered during the first exercise.”
“Your Excellency, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, kindly recall that at the two (2) previous meetings in Kano and Abuja, I stated that the Board would cooperate with the various institutions in carrying out the mandates of their respective Senates and Academic Boards on admission matters. Therefore, the Board would not impose candidates on them but, as a referee, would ensure that no applicant is unjustifiably denied the opportunity of access to tertiary institutions in Nigeria,” said Oloyede in his opening remarks.
Oloyede noted that the Board would continue to get involve in admission matters in a way that reflects national concern in a season of change, devoid of corruption. This, he stated has already received the blessings of the Education Minister and other education stakeholders across the length and breadth of the country. “
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