JAMB withdraws 2016 admission list sent to varsities

THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission, earlier sent to tertiary institutions.

Head of Media, JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja, on Sunday.

He explained that this was to ensure that the university Senate performed its statutory responsibility of conducting the selection of candidates and refer it to JAMB for confirmation, in line with the admission criteria of merit, catchment and educationally disadvantaged states.

Benjamin noted that this was also in line with the directive by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu, at the policy committee meeting held recently on 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

According to him, the earlier list was sent to help fast track the process of admission, so as to allow other tiers of institutions also conduct their admissions.

He urged the candidates not to panic, saying this was part of the process of the 2016 admission exercise.

The admission body regretted any inconvenience the decision would have caused the tertiary institutions.