Admissions must comply with national policies —JAMB registrar

THE registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede, has said that admission into tertiary institutions must comply with national policies, and that no candidate must emanate from any other source (JAMB inclusive) outside the list prepared and recommended by the institutions.

This is just as the Vice -Chancellor, Bayero University Kano,(BUK)Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, said 64,224 are applicants seeking admission into BUK.

Professor Oloyede disclosed this on Monday during the first technical committee meeting on admission to first choice institutions, held at the Bayero University, Kano.

He said, however, that the senate of each university has the prerogative of admitting candidates, but this must be in adherence to the national policies.

According to him, the national policies include the use of the 2016 JAMB UTME results printouts for all candidates who scored 180 and above.

Others that must be strictly adhered to, he said, are that tertiary institutions must adhere to subject combinations of various courses as specified by their senate and academic board.

The state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who spoke through the deputy governor, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, pledged the readiness of the state government to assist JAMB.

The governor noted that education is the only legacy good parents can bequeath to their children, hence the need for wealthy individuals to complement the effort of government towards providing qualitative education.

Earlier, the vice chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, had disclosed that out of 64,224 candidates that applied for admission into the Bayero University, 21,000 made the cut-off mark, and that only 6,500 would be offered admission after the screening.