In a series of Tweets on Friday, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) released some guidelines for the 2017 registration of the Unified tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The tweets read:
Candidates can make their 1st choice Institution to be any of NCE, Degree, IEI or ND
The 4th choice option can only be IEI (Innovation Enterprise Institutes); i.e. candidate can only select an IEI as their 4th choice
If candidates select a public University as their degree awarding choice, they are allowed to select a private University as another choice.
But they are not allowed to select two public Universities as choices.
In an interview with Premium Times, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, said that the development is as a result of the fact that candidates hardly get admissions into their second and third choice universities.
“Yes we restricted the choice to one but candidates can choose as many colleges or polytechnics We discovered it was of no use choosing a university as second choice when in actual sense they can’t even accommodate their first choices,” he said.