The Newly appointed Registrar of Joint Admission Board, (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, yesterday denied that there is stalemate in the admission of students across the various institutions in Nigeria owing the scraping of the post UTME screenings by tertiary institutions.
Oloyede made this disclosure yesterday when he addressed media team at the Benin Zonal office of JAMB where he said the decision for every institutions to determine their admission criteria was arrived at after due consultation with the Senate, House of Representatives and other regulatory agencies like NBTE, NCCE, NUC and JAMB itself.
“There is no ambiguity of what will happened. As it has been announced by the Honourable Minister for Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, there would be no written examination. No written Post UTME examination by any institution.
“Apart from that, every other thing, issue, and matter remained as it used to be because the authority, autonomy and independence of the academic boards of the Senate of the respective institutions remained sacrosanct. They should determine their criteria following the directive of the Federal Executive Council to all Federal Universities about what should be merit, catchment areas, and every other thing remained as it used to be.
“The only addition this year is, for now, there should be no written Post UTME examination. Any other thing, every Senate, academic board should determine its own admission policy. We must be fair to all. We must be Federal in our attitude. We must be equitable in whatever we do. We must not extort. We must not exploit the masses of this Nation. Every other thing remains. That is the position of JAMB”.
On the issue of whether it was the unilateral decision of JAMB to post Students to schools of their choice he said, “The admission should be conducted as directed by the academic boards of the Senate of every respective institutions expecting only that; one, there should be no written Post UTME examination, two, the normal traditional guidelines as to spread in terms of merit, catchment area, EDLS for Federal Institutions remained so.
“So each proprietor at the state level, private level will determine the criteria and once that is done, you will ensure they are strictly followed”.
He however warned schools to avoid the urge to want to extort and exploit the masses of the Nation, as any such attempt will be resisted by every means necessary.