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JAMB: 70% admission quota unfilled in past five years

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede

Tertiary institutions in the country have not been able to successfully fill 70 per cent of their admission quota in the last five years, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has stated.
The organisation premised the inability on the insistence on compliance with uniformity of cut-off marks adopted by the Federal Government.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, stated this on Wednesday in Abuja when the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tertiary Education Fund, led by its Chairman, Senator Jibrin Barau, visited its headquarters in Bwari for an oversight function in Abuja.

According to Oloyede, the adoption of 180 cut-off mark as a benchmark for admission into tertiary institutions has consistently frustrated candidates, who are qualified but with less cut-off points.
He said tertiary institutions should be allowed to determine their cut-off points based on the number of candidates who applied to the institution for admission.
The JAMB chief executive officer stated, “Every year, we do not meet 70 per cent of the quota, contrary to what people think that there are more people than the existing places. We have in the last five years not filled 70 per cent of the quota. We need to ask a question: why? The simple answer is a mismatch.
“I can say it without any doubt that it has never been obeyed. It is only obeyed on papers. When you talk about the practice of it, there are hundreds of people in our universities, polytechnics and colleges of education that have not gone through JAMB. Read more here

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