The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, has mentioned that over 600,000 admission areas can be found in 150 universities yearly in Nigeria.
He, subsequently, mentioned that establishing extra universities within the nation particularly by state governments was not vital.
He mentioned that institution of extra universities by state governments would create extra issues than they’re meant to resolve.
Prof. Oloyede added that the out there areas of 600,000 in over 150 universities throughout the nation are large enough to accommodate the best share of admission-seekers.
Prof. Oloyede mentioned this, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, whereas addressing a particular discussion board of high officers of the College of Ilorin (UNILORIN), on the on-going 2018/2019 admission train.
He identified that about 700,000 candidates have a minimal of O’ Stage credit in 5 topics, together with English Language and Arithmetic, that are statutory conditions for admission.
He added that, “It’s clear that the discrepancy doesn’t justify the decision for the institution of extra universities that may, in the long term, undergo perennial under-funding.”
Prof. Oloyede additionally defined the sequence of technology-driven improvements he initiated into the operation of JAMB had really returned the ability of admission again to establishments of upper studying.
He assured that for so long as tertiary establishments adhere strictly to statutory rules, the hi-cups typically confronted by some universities in processing the admission of their supposed college students would grow to be a factor of the previous.
The JAMB Registrar, who can also be the Secretary-Common of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), applauded the rising fame of the UNILORIN as essentially the most subscribed, most internationalised and most peaceable in Nigeria, which contributions to human capital growth are being felt throughout the globe.
The JAMB Registrar hailed the administration and employees of UNILORIN for the assist his board has loved from them at bettering the credibility of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations since he took-over the management of JAMB.
He disclosed that JAMB had sought approval to make use of a part of its annual income to assist universities’ developmental efforts based mostly on sure parameters.
The JAMB Registrar inspired UNILORIN to not relaxation on its oars as sister universities are working assiduously to upstage it in a number of areas the place it’s presently main.
Earlier, UNILORIN’s Vice Chancellor Prof Sulyman Abdulkareem, thanked
him for his relentless assist for the expansion of the college.
Prof. Abdulkareem assured him that the college would proceed to work with JAMB to avert a few of the recognized inadequacies, within the on-going admission course of in a number of universities.