The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said candidates awaiting results would not be admitted into any institution.

Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin made this known in a statement yesterday saying JAMB will start the sale of 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) application documents in March.

He said “in the cause of conducting admission exercise, many institutions have admitted candidates on merit only for them to discover that such candidates do not have qualified O’level results or the right combination for admission and had to delete and start the process all over again. With this, they would have denied other qualified candidates the opportunities for admissions.”

He said no candidate will be recommended for admission without his O’level result being supplied and that  JAMB will insist that candidates supply their result on its website during registration or later, but before admissions commence for them to be considered for admissions.

Benjamin said “we have designed a Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) where the Board will interface with the institutions and ensure the completion of this reform.

“Candidates and their parents are also to note that the Board has restructured the registration platform to allow for only one choice of Public University. The new registration platform will now be first choice, second choice, third choice and fourth choice and not most preferred, preferred etc as it was.”

He further said “candidates’ first choice can be a college, university, Innovative Enterprises Institutions (IEIs) or polytechnic/monotechnic. However, if a candidate makes a public university his first choice, he will not have any public university to choose for 2nd, 3rd and 4th choice. He will have on the remaining three choices, a college, a polytechnic, private university and IEI’s.

“However, candidates for the 2017 UTME can now select NCE (college) or ND (polytechnic/monotechnic) as their 1st choice up to 3rd choice and the 4th IEI. They can select the IEI (Innovative Enterprise Institution, ND) as their 1st choice up to the 4th choice, but can only pick a public university once.”

He said registration of UTME this year will go side by side with the  direct entry and during registration, candidates 10 fingers are to be ‘captured’ using Biometric Verification Machine (BVN).

He said no cyber café will be registering candidates for the examination and on no account should any candidate patronize any cybercafé for registration. He said the board will not deploy the use of any scratch card for the 2017 UTME registration exercise.

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