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Monday, 11 July 2016


On sunday, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB
released the guidelines the 2016 admission procedure for tertiary
institutions in Nigeria. The guidelines were duely stated in a
document that was signed by the head of public information Dr. Fabian
The document stated that admission will be conducted based on
three already existing thumb rules, Merit, Catchments and
EDS(Education Disadvantaged States). No point system(s)
The statement read: "... "Sequel to the recent
workshop convened by the Honourable
Minister of Education on the modality for the
2016 admission into tertiary institutions in
Nigeria following the cancellation of Post
UTME..." It went further...
"The federal government approved the re
enforcement of admission guideline
recognise by law. This is not the point system
widely circulated in some media. For the
avoidance of doubt, the Board wishes to
state clearly that the point system is an
illustration by the Registrar of JAMB of a few
institutions that were using the point system
to select candidates while their colleagues
were subjecting candidates to written test.
"These examples are contain in a paper
presented by the Registrar which is placed
on our website and was adopted by the
media wrongly as the 2016 guideline".
"Please note that the 2016
admissions will be conducted purely on the
three existing admission pillars of merit,
catchment area and educational less
developed states through the following
Then I think they came out clear here:
"First, presentation of the list of candidates
who qualify for screening into individual
institution based on the three stipulated
criteria mentioned above. This screening
should not demand for another test in any
form either written, oral or electronic.
"Candidates are to present their Senior
School Certificate Examination ( SSCE)
results/Advanced Level (AL) results for
verification and clearing purposes. WAEC,
NECO and NBTE results or equivalent are
acceptable as matriculation requirements.
Qualifications for screening:

"Each candidate is expected to have a
minimum of five (5) credits at SSCE
including English, mathematics and any
other three (3) relevant subjects to his or her
"The list of qualified candidates awaiting
SSCE/AL results can be kept in view (K.I.V)
pending the release of their results. Any
candidate who does not posses the
requirements as listed above is deemed to
have failed the screening".
Please note this too:
"Consideration of the
recommended list as forward by JAMB should
be completed within one Month from the
date of receipt of the list. Any institution that
has a shortfall in the admitted candidates
can make-up for candidates from other
departments on the institutions list".
"Reasons for rejection of candidates on the
list should be clearly stated with proofs
provided alongside".
Now for the avoidance of doubt, JAMB has emphasised that the 'point
system' which popped up on their site last week was only an
illustration by the JAMB registrar. It is not an established procedure
as was widely circulated on the media. It was meant to projecting a
system some institutions were selecting their candidates rather than
subject them to written tests.
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Image: Mrs Goldie Michelson.

Massachussetts has lost one of its own, a woman Goldie Michelson
belived to be the oldest existing American. She died at her home in
Massachusetts on Friday. She was a month short of her 114th birthday.
A Gerontology research institute based in Los Angeles confimed in
a report that Mrs. Goldie prior to her death was frail looking and had
been confined to her bed. She hadn't been seen out in public for long.
Goldi Michelson was born in Russia in 1902, she migrated to to the
United States as a kid and lived very near Boston. She graduated from
Brown university and was known to have interest in theatre arts.
She even had a make shift stage in her basement, installed with
stage lights for kids to perform. The oldest American now after her
death is a New Jersey resident, Adele Dunlap. Who is also 113 but few
months younger.
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