Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde, yesterday, said over 60,000 of 498,000 candidates who sat for this year’s examination into various tertiary institutions have been offered admission.
The registrar spoke while declaring open the Second combined-Technical Committee Meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions at the main auditorium of University of Ilorin, Kwara State.
He explained that the successful candidates were admitted in institutions of first choice, advising them to print two copies of their admission letters so that they could keep one and take one their schools.
Ojerinde, however, said the most preferred second choice of candidates would emerge after the end of the technical committee meeting today.
According to him, the need to licence some cyber cafés became imperative in order to checkmate the activities of fraudsters that usually duped candidates seeking admissions into the various tertiary institutions in the country.
The JAMB boss who hinted that, the board was already holding meeting with the legitimate cyber cafes across the country for the purpose of licensing expressed hope that this arrangement would save the candidates from unscrupulous café operators.
He stressed that, apart from this, it would also enable the board to monitor the licensed cafes with the view to sanction the erring ones among them.