JAMB To Demand Records Of O'levels Results Before Giving Admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that it will enforce a new rule before offering admission to candidates in the 2017/2018 academic session.

According to JAMB, the new rule is that institutions must provide the O’level results and Advanced level results of all the candidates recommended for admission for verification by JAMB before such candidates can be offered admission.

This was disclosed by the JAMB Registrar on Tuesday in Abuja during the this year’s meeting on admissions exercise/processes for Innovative Enterprise Institutions in Abuja on Tuesday, September 26.

”From this year now, we are demanding records of the O levels of the candidates you are admitting and that is for the first time. “When you recommend a person for admission we want to see what qualification he or she possesses not just you telling me that he or she scored 300 in UTME. What of the real qualification?” Oloyede said.

This means that what ever O’level result or Advanced level result (for Direct Entry candidates) you submitted to your school of choice during Post-UTME registration or screening will be verified by JAMB before admission will be offered to you. This is to ensure that only candidates with the right O’level subject combination for their intended course of study will be admitted to study that course. So if you do not have credit passes in the required O’level subjects for your intended course of study, there will be no admission for you into that course.

The JAMB Boss equally emphasized that the JAMB will no longer regularise the admission of candidates admitted illegally in any institution.

He said: “Illegal admission in terms of people not even taking the unified tertiary matriculation examination, UTME at all not to talk of scoring zero. Illegal admission by even admitting people who do not have the requisite ordinary level (O level) because before now JAMB does not have the record of their O level (results).”

The implication of this is that even if your school of choice admits you when JAMB has not approved your admission, that  admission will not be officially recognized. You will definitely have issues in the future with such admision.

For instance, you will be unable to go for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) because only candidates whose admissions were approved by JAMB will be able to register for  NYSC.

And don’t forget that with the newly introduces Central Admission Processing System, it will be very easy to identify candidates whose admissions are illegal or whose admissions were not officially approved by JAMB.

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