JAMB 2020 Admissions: 405,256 Quota Unused By Tertiary Institutions

THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that tertiary institutions were unable to use about four hundred and five thousand, two hundred and fifty six admission quota available to them during the 2020 admissions, despite the fact that many Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates are still not admitted.

Candidates writng JAMB Computer based exams

JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, speaking during his presentation at the 2021 UTME admission policy meeting in Abuja, disclosed that out of the total nine hundred and twenty five thousand, seven hundred and sixty two of admission quotas, only five hundred and fifty one thousand, five hundred and fifty three candidates were admitted. He, however, attributed this to several factors, including rigidity on the part of both candidates and institutions, where a candidate insists on a particular course like medicine, and the institution on the other hand, insisting on a particular subject combination for a course, wrong O’ Level subject combination, low post UTME screening score, UTME combination deficiency, non-acceptance of offer, duplication of application, absence from post UTME screening, mismatch of catchment institutions and no O’ Level – trial candidates.

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