The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, has revealed that 24,148 candidates have so far gained admission into various higher institutions in Nigeria – as at August 29 – adding that the exercise is a continuous process.
This is out of the about 1,662,762 candidates that wrote the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) between March 9 and 19.
Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, Oloyede said that a total of 866,154 candidates have so far uploaded their O’level results for admission, adding that the 2018 admission process is still ongoing.
The JAMB Boss said this at the end of a promotion examination for over 700 staff of the Board held at its headquarters in Bwari and other designated centres across the country.
“Candidates that are today who had been admitted so far are 24,148 and at least those on my table who are in JAMB that we have not treated this morning are 9130,”Oloyede said.
He, however, stated that only 850,135 candidates have five O’level credits including English Language without Mathematics, noting that it’s not true that candidates must have both English Language and Mathematics to gain admission.
“Candidates with O’level results till today, who have uploaded their O’level are 866,154 as at this morning but out of this, those with five O’levels including English language, not Mathematics, 850, 135,” he said