Nigeria: Only JAMB Can Admit Students Into Universities – Ministry

The Federal Ministry of Education yesterday said only the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) can admit students into universities.

The ministry also said universities had no business admitting candidates other than those sent to it by JAMB but could screen candidates to remove those with anti-social traits and suspicious credentials.

The Director, Press and Public Relations, in the ministry, Mr. Ben Bem Goong, also denied media reports that the earlier decision to cancel post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was upturned.

He said while the ban on post-UTME stayed, screening was only for those admitted by JAMB and limited to examination of credentials and physical examination of candidates to ensure that they are not cultists.

“All these should be done upon resumption. No university is allowed to have anything to do with any applicant who is not its student. Screening and registration are only for those who have been admitted by JAMB,” he said.

Source: Daily Trust