Executive of the Joint Admissions
and Matriculation Board, JAMB,
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday
dismissed the speculation of a
stalemate in the admission of
fresh students into universities
across the country.
Oloyede, who spoke during
an interview with journalists
shortly after a visit to the zonal
office of the board in Benin,
the Edo State capital, insisted
that all universities have been
barred from conducting written
examinations before admitting
He also denied the alleged
imposition of prospective
students on universities, adding
that issues over the admission
of fresh students into tertiary
institutions had been resolved
after due consultations with all
Oloyede said: “I know many
of you are bothered and you
want to hear from me about the
“There is no stalemate.
“After due consultation with the
Senate, House of Representatives,
because we have
been invited and they
are worried, and after due
consultation with all the
regulatory agencies: National
Board for Technical Education,
National Commission for
Colleges of Education, National
Universities Commission
and Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board itself, we
have resolved the matter totally.
“There is no ambiguity of what
will happen.
“As it has been announced by
the Minister for Education, Alhaji
Adamu Adamu, there
will be no written examination,
no written Post-UTME
examination by any institution.”
The former Vice-Chancellor of
the University of Ilorin, Kwara
State, however, noted that the
managements of the universities
were free to determine their
respective admission policies
in line with the directive of the
Federal Executive Council.
Oloyede, who is also the
Secretary-General of the Nigeria
Supreme Council for Islamic
Affairs, said: “Every other thing
remains as it used to be because
the authority, autonomy and
independence of the academic
boards of the Senate of the
respective institutions remain