JAMB New Mandate: Transforming University Admissions, Ending POST-UTME Form Sales

JAMB New Mandate | JAMB Takes the Lead in University Admissions, Stops Schools from Selling POST-UTME Form.

JAMB, in its tweet, maintains that no institution should advertise or sell “application forms” for admissions into the programmes.

According to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Universities are no longer permitted to sell POST UTME forms, hence mandates that all admissions to polytechnics and universities be handled exclusively through JAMB.

The landscape of university admissions in Nigeria is undergoing a significant transformation, thanks to a recent directive from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). In a move aimed at enhancing the efficiency and transparency of the admissions process, JAMB has made a groundbreaking decision: universities are no longer permitted to independently sell Post UTME forms or conduct their admission processes outside the JAMB framework.

JAMB New Mandate directive covers a wide array of programs, including First Degree, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma, and the Nigeria Certificate in Education, across various modes of study such as Full-Time, Distance Learning, Part-Time, Outreach, and Sandwich. Let’s delve into the details and implications of this policy shift.

Centralization for Clarity: JAMB New Mandate

The directive is crystal clear: all applications for admissions into universities and polytechnics must be routed exclusively through JAMB. This move aligns with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s aim to streamline the admissions process and create a more standardized and straightforward system for aspiring students. With this mandate in place, the era of institutions advertising or independently selling application forms is now in the past. Instead, institutions are required to guide candidates towards applying through the JAMB platform.

Advantages of the Centralized Approach

A JAMB sets new mandate for admission, the centralization of admissions process through JAMB offers several advantages for both students and the education system as a whole:

  • Uniformity and Fairness: The centralized approach ensures that every applicant is subject to the same set of rules and criteria. This reduces the likelihood of favoritism or bias in the admissions process, creating a level playing field for all aspiring students.
  • Simplification for Applicants: Students benefit from a simplified application process. They only need to navigate one platform—JAMB—to apply to multiple institutions, eliminating the need to navigate through different application procedures for different universities.
  • Reduction in Duplication: The prohibition of institutions selling independent application forms reduces the occurrence of duplicated applications. This leads to a more efficient use of resources and a decrease in administrative redundancies.
  • Enhanced Oversight: With all admissions channeled through a single board, regulatory agencies like the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), and National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) can exercise better oversight and ensure compliance with standards.

JAMB New Mandate – Collaboration for a Common Goal

This momentous shift in admissions processes is not just a standalone decision by JAMB; it’s a collaborative effort involving key regulatory bodies. JAMB’s collaboration with the National Universities Commission, National Board for Technical Education, and National Commission for Colleges of Education is poised to drive compliance across tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The concerted efforts of these organizations ensure that the new policy directive is upheld uniformly, further contributing to the credibility and reputation of Nigeria’s higher education system.

In conclusion, the decision by JAMB to centralize the admissions process for universities and polytechnics marks a significant step toward transparency, fairness, and efficiency. This move simplifies the application process for students while also reducing unnecessary complications in the administrative procedures of institutions. As Nigeria’s higher education system embraces this transformative shift, the collaboration between JAMB and regulatory agencies underscores a commitment to providing students with the best possible opportunities and experiences throughout their academic journey.

List of Universities/Polytechnics Selling POST UTME Form for 2023

Which university is still selling post UTME form 2023?

Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)

Nasarawa State University

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Ekiti State University

Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT)

Lagos State University (LASU)

Federal University Lokoja (FULOKOJA)

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

University of Nigeria Nsuka (UNN)

Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Ikorodu (LASUSTECH)

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU)

Imo State University, IMSU

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)

Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, (AE-FUNAI)

Delta State University (DELSU)

Niger Delta University (NDU)

Federal Polytechnic Oko

Kwara State Polytechnic

Federal Polytechnic Nekede

Delta Polytechnic Ogwashiuku

Imo State Polytechnic

Redeemer’s College of Technology and Management


Recommended: Updated UNN Approved Academic Calendar 2023


Note that the JAMB New Mandate applies to all institution in Nigeria.

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