On Tuesday the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it will provide the necessary support to ensure that Nigerian students evacuated from Sudan are integrated into the nation’s universities.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, registrar of JAMB, spoke while hosting the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Dabiri-Erewa led others to JAMB’s headquarters to discuss integrating returning students from Sudan into Nigerian tertiary institutions.
Oloyede pledged the board’s support in integrating the returning students from Sudan.
According to Oloyede: “What we will do is that we will provide the necessary infrastructure, the necessary enablement to make you accommodate or return these candidates to our educational system.
“There are procedures for transferring students. The transcript, the rules and regulations, and nobody should be any illusion believe that Nigerian universities will award certificates with less than two years stay and residency in the university, and the procedure is done legitimately and properly with the cooperation of the National Universities Commission and the individual institution.”
The JAMB boss also explained that students who are to be transferred must spend a minimum of two academic sessions.
“If you are doing a five-year programme, you will go to year four, because you are going to spend year 4 and year 5,” Oloyede added.