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Our Universities Have Enough Space to Accommodate Admission Seekers – Oloyede

JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede. Photo: Daily Post
JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede. Photo: Daily Post

Professor Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), according to Tribune News, has said that the available space of 600,000 in over 150 universities across the country is big enough to accommodate the greatest percentage of admission seekers.

The Registrar made this known while addressing a special forum of top officials of the University of Ilorin on the ongoing 2018/2019 admission exercise in Ilorin.

According to Tribune News, Oloyede said that 700,00candidates have a minimum of O’level credits in five subjects, including English and Mathematics, which is a statutory prerequisite for admission. He said the discrepancy does not justify the call for establishment of more universities that will in the long run suffer perennial under-funding.

Oloyede added by saying that the establishment of more universities, particularly by state governments, will create more problems than they are meant to solve.

The JAMB Registrar, who is the also the Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, commended the management and staff of UNILORIN for the support his board has enjoyed from them at improving the credibility of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations since he took over the leadership of JAMB.

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