UNILAG to screen candidates despite withdrawal of list by JAMB

UNILAG to screen candidates despite withdrawal of list by JAMB
August 02 06:07 2016

Lagos – The University of Lagos on Monday says it will
go ahead with its screening of prospective candidates
for admission into the 2016/2017 academic session as
The institution’s Deputy Registrar, (Information),
Toyin Adebule, said this in an interview in Lagos.

Adebule gave the university’s position against the
backdrop of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board (JAMB) withdrawing the list of recommended
candidates for admission, earlier sent to the various
JAMB in the statement signed by its Head of Media and
Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, stated that the
withdrawal was to ensure that the senate of each of the
universities performs its statutory functions.

NAN reports that UNILAG had, last month, announced
that it would begin screening candidates, who chose
the institution as their first choice with a cut-off point of
200 and above, between Wednesday Aug. 3, 2016 and
Aug. 24, 2016.
“We want to inform the public that our screening, for
candidates that will be admitted for the 2016/17
academic session, will still hold scheduled from Aug. 3,
2016 to Aug. 24, 2016.

“It is true that JAMB had sent a list to us, which it had
considered as those who met our cut-off point.
“It is this same list that it had withdrawn to allow the
universities carry out their admission process as
required by the law setting up their senates.
“There are statutory functions meant for all university
senates, among which admissions is part one.

“It is only after selecting the candidates for admission
that the senate refers the list to JAMB for confirmation
in line with the admission criteria of merit, catchment
and educationally disadvantaged states.
“And so, it is only proper for JAMB to have taken this
step, realising that it had taken over the job of the
universities’ senates,’’ he told NAN.
Adebule, however, added that the withdrawal of the list
did not interfere with UNILAG’s proposed plan to
screen its candidates.
He reiterated that candidates would be screened based
on the authenticity of their results and their course