The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board
JAMB has said that it has made some
modifications on the 2016/2017 registration as it
concerns selection of institutions by candidates.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the
board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, the board has made
provision for “preferred choice” to give
candidates ample opportunity of gaining
In his words, “What we did initially was that you
only have one choice. Now, we have made it in
such a way that if you miss the University of
Lagos; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Obafemi
Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaira, you will have an opportunity of
going to another school.
Before, all universities will be in first and second
choice and that will not solve any problem. We
have now decided to put a few of those schools
we feel will have more spaces as more preferred.
Institutions placed on the more preferred choice
are those that are mostly not oversubscribed.
This is because it will not make any sense if you
place institutions like the ABU, UNILAG, OAU and
UNN, when in actual sense they cannot even
admit one third of the candidates that will
choose them as most preferred.”
We therefore advise candidates to ensure they
visit accredited registration centres for
registration where they will be properly guided on
this new option and ask questions if the need
If you want to quickly see what courses are
offered in various Universities or what
universities offer a particular course or even if
you want to check Subject Combinations for
various courses, visit Our online JAMB Brochure using this link below :
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