Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said that the young girl who scored 302 in her JAMB did not meet up with the admission requirement to study medicine in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
Oloyede stated this during a stakeholders meeting between JAMB and commissioners of education in Abuja on Monday.
Jamb Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said that even though the girl scored 302 in her JAMB, she did not meet up with the national requirement to study medicine in ABU.
“The girl who scored 302 in Niger state is a brilliant person in Niger but not in Nigeria. 302 was not the required score at the national level when you apply to study medicine in ABU.
” She did not meet up with the requirement/quota on the merit list. She was number 3 on the catchment list in Niger state. The university did good enough by offering her anatomy which she accepted.
READ ALSO: JAMB Reveals Date For 2020 UTME
“Social media I must confess is doing more harm than good”, Oloyede said.
While disclosing that about 100 persons have so far been arrested for examination malpractices, he decried that the kingpin and his cohorts are currently at large.
” The professional exam taker who has multiple names is at large.
” So far, 100 persons have been arrested while 20 are serving their jail term”.
He further called for the regulation of tutorial centres saying, they are used to perpetrate examination malpractices.
Towards 2020 admission for the board, the JAMB boss revealed that compliance with the National Identity Management Commsssion (NIMC), is a compulsory requirement.
He added that failure to comply with the requirement will attract prosecution.
While disclosing the time table for the 2020 examination, prof Oloyede said the registration has been slated to commence on January 13th, while the examinations have been scheduled to hold between March 14th to April 4, 2020.
“Mock registration for 2020 has been slated for January 13 to Febraury 1, 2020.
“UTME registration January 13 to February 17, 2020. Mock examination February 18 and UTME examination March 14 to April 4, 2020”.
He added that to place tertiary education institutions on the global scene, the board constituted a committee headed by the former chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), prof. Athahiru Jega.
This committee he said will formulate a process of internationalisation of admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria through JAMB.