The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, will hold a policy committee meeting on August 21 and 22 to determine cut off points for admission into various courses in Nigerian tertiary institutions for 2017.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, yesterday, said he had given the Board approval to hold the policy committee meeting on 2017 admission.
He said the meeting will kick-start the 2017 admission exercise adding that the committee will announce the cut off points at the end of the meeting.
“All stakeholders including Vice Chancellors of Universities, Rectors of Polytechnics and monotechnics and Provosts of Colleges of Education would be in attendance,” he said in a statement.
JAMB disclosed that it has sent to all institutions a soft copy of printout of candidates who chose them.
“This year, the Board has sent candidates who scored 100 and above in their JAMB to the institutions in its flexible admission policy 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 criteria set by Senate are strictly adhered to by the institutions’ admission officers and no shifting of goal posts in the middle of the admission exercise.
“This is to guarantee fairness and equity to all candidates.”