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JAMB Offers University Admissions To About 200,000 Candidates

Valentine Chinyem



THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has offered admission to about 200,000 candidates for the 2018/2019 academic session.

This was disclosed in a statement by the examination board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.

While speaking in Lagos, he said the decision to offer admission to the candidates came after the board’s policy meeting in June in Gbongan, Osun State.

Dr. Benjamin noted that the exercise was done through the Central Admission Process (CAP), an automated process to eliminate all human interference.

“We have so far offered not less than 200,000 first choice admissions to candidates.

“To this effect, therefore, we are urging candidates to go to our site and check their admission status and those who have been offered such admission should quickly indicate by accepting and printing such offer, as failure to do so will automatically mean the candidate is no longer interested.

“And therefore, the board may see all such offers as rejected and would have no option than to mop them up and give them to other interested candidates.”

It will be recalled that Over 1.6 million candidates wrote the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).