The Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, has said in a statement on Sunday that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board will only give their approval for the 2016 admission after the institutions have appropriately screened candidates.

In his words, “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board wishes to state that the latest list of candidates sent to all the tertiary institutions contains candidates who qualified for screening based on the individual institution’s capacity. It’s not in any way an admission list.

 “However, if this list is not sufficient for the need of any institution, such institution can source from the omnibus print out earlier sent to them by the board. The public and all tertiary institutions should note that admission will only be approved by the board after appropriate screening of the candidates by the institutions.

 “The list, which is made up of candidates, who met the national cut-off point within the set criteria, is sent to the institutions.

Again, for purposes of clarity, all institutions that have need for more can source from their omnibus printout as stated above. The candid intention of the board is to ensure that available spaces are adequately utilised.”

The Federal Government had also thrown light on the ban of the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and the general admission procedure by saying that the decision does not affect the statutory functions the Senate of any university.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, also made the clarification in a statement by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Ben. Bem-Goong.

 “Post-UTME has a history; even when it started, JAMB encouraged us to do it. JAMB is improving, but it is not yet there because every year, we receive these products and we see what they are.”

He said that in 2016, ABU had 49,000 applicants, who scored above 180 points while its admission capacity was 6,500.