The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the 2017/18 admission list from all the nation’s tertiary institutions which had earlier offered admissions to their respective candidates after having fulfilled all the requirements by the institutions in addition to scoring the minimum cut off points recommended by JAMB.
This development, however, has turned sour the joy in some of the prospective students who are already in top preparations to resume in the first week of December this year for the commencement of their academic activities having seen their names on the admission list of their choice institutions.
The reason for JAMB’s decision, encomium.ng gathered, was not unconnected with fact that a lot of discrepancies were discovered in most of the admissions some universities, federal and states alike, offered their candidates who sat the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted nationwide by the body.
One of the successful candidates in the examination who was offered admission by University of Lagos (UNILAG) on merit, who simply identified herself as Temmy, expressed total disbelief, disappointment and confusion when chatting with encomium.ng today, Tuesday, November 28, 2017. She added that only God can restore the admission again this year as JAMB has started selling new forms for another examination billed to be conducted any time in February or March next year.
“Everybody is now confused. We can’t just understand why JAMB withdrew all admission lists for 2017/18. The excuse given, to me, was not tenable. I got 289 in the last exams and scored 20 out of 30 in the Post-UME. My parents and I were happy and excited. Only to read from JAMB site last week that 2017/2018 admission is on hold for now. Who knows whether they will revisit the lists again now that JAMB has started selling new forms. Only God can decide now. It’s unfair. We would have resumed on December 11, 2017, but now, no one is sure of what’s going to happen next.”
- TADE ASIFAT