Universities accused of failing to fill admission quotas

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that tertiary institutions in Nigeria failed to utilise over 400,000 admission slots in 2020 despite hundreds of thousands of candidates available to fill such spaces, writes Kabir Yusuf for Premium Times.

The culpable institutions include universities, polytechnics and colleges of education, JAMB said. However, in interviews with Premium Times, officials of some of the institutions faulted JAMB’s method of allocating admission quota, saying it is not realistic.

According to a JAMB policy document obtained by this newspaper, the over 400,000 unallocated admission spaces represent 43.78% of the total admission quota in last year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Data extracted from the document show that tertiary institutions only admitted 551,553 candidates out of the 956,809 admission quota available to them from the 2020 UTME.
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