The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and relevant stakeholders are to meet to decide on the cut-off point for admissions into universities and other tertiary institutions in the next two weeks.
JAMB spokesperson, Mr Fabian Benjamin, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja said the Board has obtained the approval of the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu to hold the Policy Committee meeting on 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) admission.
He explained that the meeting is scheduled to hold on Monday 21st to Tuesday 22nd August 2017.
According to him, the meeting would kick start the 2017 admission exercise and that the policy committee would announce the cut-off point for the 2017 admission exercise after the brainstorming session.
Benjamin said all stakeholders including Vice Chancellors of Universities, Rectors of Polytechnics and Monotechnics and Provosts of Colleges of Education would be in attendance.
He said the Board has sent to all institutions a soft copy of the printout of candidates who choose them.
“This year the Board has sent candidates who scored 100 and above in their JAMB to the institutions in its flexible admission policy for institutions to determine the suitability of the candidates in compliance with all laid down rules and regulations as determined by the proprietors of the institutions and approved by Senate of the various schools.
“The Board will ensure that criterion set by Senate are strictly adhered to by the institutions’ admission officers and no shifting of the goal post in the middle of the admission exercise. This is to guarantee fairness and equity to all candidates,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Registrar of the Board during the foundation laying ceremony for a 500 capacity twin CBT centre in Osogbo, Osun State advised all CBT centre owners to ensure that their centres are up to date as the Board would not compromise on the 2018 accreditation exercise.
He said having suitable centres is the bedrock of conducting a smooth examination.
The 500 capacity twin CBT centre built by National Communications Commission (NCC) in compliance with the presidential directive for NCC to build such centres in each senatorial district is to bring the centres closer to the candidates and also ensure standard.
The Registrar urge the consultant to ensure that the centre is built according to specification.