The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission earlier sent to tertiary institutions in the country.
According to a statement issued by Head of Media at JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the withdrawal is to ensure that the university senate performs its statutory responsibility.
The statement reads; “This is to ensure that the University Senate perform its statutory responsibility of conducting the selection of candidates and refer it to JAMB for confirmation in line with the admission criteria of merit, catchment and educationally disadvantaged states as directed by the Hon Minister of Education at the policy committee meeting.
“The earlier list was sent to help fast track the process of admission so as to allow other tiers of institutions also conduct their admission.
“Candidates should not panic because this is part of the process of the 2016 admission exercise.
“The Board regrets any inconvenience it’s proactive step would have caused the tertiary institutions”.