JAMB Change of Course/ Institution Will End After 2017/2018 Admission Is Concluded

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board
(JAMB), has disclosed that it will not close that
the change of courses and institutions
procedures, until 2017/2018 admission is
concluded.
This was disclosed by the JAMB’s Head of
Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin, during an
interview with newsmen.

According to him, it was wrong for any student
to observe that the board would close the
change of courses and institutions procedure
soon and advised candidates to avoid panic, but
take time to make decision that is suitable for
them, to secure admission into higher
institutions.
He further stated that the process is a
continuous exercise and which the board does
not intend to close now but only after admission
has been concluded.
“This is so because there are moments whereby
candidates who chose particular institution will
not have opportunity there and other one will
want to offer them admission.
“If closed it will be difficult to access such offer,
all candidates need to do is go back to the portal
and make changes to those institutions and
access available opportunities.
“We want to avoid situation whereby candidates
will have multiple admission and will take one
and be denied that opportunity.
“When we do that statistics will be strengthened;
if candidates choose University of Lagos and
later consider Yaba-Tech the statistic will reflect
the second choice.
“So that when we are giving account of
admission of candidate, we will be able to
provide accurate statistic and not distorted data
we have been dishing out before,” he said.
He said that the change is imperative for
candidates who made mistakes while choosing
courses they want to study or the institution or
university they want to apply to.
Benjamin explained that the process of change
of courses and institutions could be done with
the payment of N2, 500 in JAMB Computer
Based Tests (CBT) centres and at other
approved centres.
He, therefore, advised candidates who wished to
change their choice of course or institution to
think properly, before doing so to avoid
irregularities.
Benjamin said that the board would hold the
policy committee meeting on Aug. 21 and Aug.
22, to determine cut-off points for admissions
this year into various courses and tertiary
institutions.
He further said that the decision for the cut-off
points for admission would be decided by Vice-
Chancellors of universities, Rectors of
Polytechnics and Mono-techniques and Provosts
of Colleges of Education.

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