The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that only about one hundred thousand candidates have been processed out of the over six hundred thousand eligible candidates seeking admission into Tertiary instituions in this academic session.
JAMB made the disclosure in this week edition of the JAMBulletin, the Board’s weekly publication.
TheFact Nigeria observed that the delay in processing the 2021 admission was the reason for delay in commencement of sales of the 2022 UTME/DE application forms, leaving room for fraudsters to scam prospective candidates.
Director of Admissions, JAMB, Mr Mohammed Babaji Ahmed, while briefing some selected institutional Desk Officers, implored them to interact with their respective institutions to ensure
that even if they were not ready for the students to resume, they could conduct such admissions prior to their respective chosen resumption dates to enable their candidates know their fate.
He also disclosed that the Board was on the verge of rolling out the 2022 UTME application documents hence the need for Desk Officers to be proactive. He expressed the resolve of the Board to prevent candidates from incurring unnecessary expenses through buying new e-pins that they may not use if they are eventually admitted.
The Director decried the situation whereby only about one hundred thousand candidates have been processed out of the over six hundred thousand eligible candidates.
Over 1.4m candidates registered for both the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination(UTME) and Direct Entry(DE) out of which only about 600,000 possessed the requisite qualifications to be admitted based on available records with the Board.