This is For those seeking admission into higher institutions 2015/2016 academic session, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has introduced “preferred choice” platform on its portal. The essence of this modification is to give candidates wider opportunities in securing admission.
According to Dr Fabian Benjamin, the chief information officer of the board, the modification, will lessen competition among candidates seeking placement to the nation’s “oversubscribed” universities.
“What we did initially was that you only have one choice. Now, we have made it in such a way that if you miss University of Lagos, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira, you will have an opportunity of going to another school.
“Before, all universities will be in first and second choice and that will not solve any problem. We have now decided to put a few of those schools we feel will have more spaces as more preferred.
“Institutions placed on the more preferred choice are those that are mostly not oversubscribed. This is because it will not make any sense if you place institutions like the ABU, UNILAG, OAU and UNN, when in actual sense they cannot even admit one third of the candidates that will choose them as most preferred,” he said.
The sales of the exam form which commenced on September 30 will end on January 30, 2016.
So you all still have enough time to fill up some jamb forms till January rounds up.