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Jamb To Admits Only 527,000 Candidates – Registrar

No fewer than 527,000 candidates representing 40 per cent of those who took part at the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be admitted by 400 tertiary institutions in the country by October this year,the Regstrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde has disclosed.

About 1.3 million candidates sat for the examination nationwide in April this year.

Professor Ojerinde, who stated this at the second combined technical committee meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile – Ife, said for the board to be transparent and to achieve its objective of increasing access to tertiary institutions, all admissions were to be processed quickly and in systematic manner so that more people would be absorbed.

The registrar charged over 400 tertiary institutions in the country to comply with the laid down guidelines which stipulates a sixty/forty (60:40) science/arts ratio for universities and seventy/thirty (70:30) technology/non – technology ratio for polytechnics.

He also reminded all federal institutions that the ratio of forty – five / thirty – five / twenty (45:35:20) for merit, catchments and Educationally Less Developed States (ELDS) should be in full force.

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