JAMB registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, said in Abuja at the weekend that more than 10,150 candidates are seeking admission into the nine Nigerian New Universities for the 2011 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Ojerinde made the declaration at the world view pre-university summit 2011 organised by Worldview International group.
He said the new universities would operate just like any federal university, adding that their courses would not be different or limited as they would operate normally.
“For the new universities, I think the statistics of yesterday showed that over 10,150 candidates applied to go to the nine universities.
“And each University unfortunately, may not admit more than 500, so there will still be left over from those universities.’’
Ojerinde advised that candidates should always put certain factors into consideration while applying for UTME because they determined their being admitted into the various institutions.
“My paper, “Emphasises: The History Behind Jamb”, tells the candidates what are the things we use to be able to get admission like merit ,like catchment, like educationally less developed like popularity of the university;
popularity of the course so somebody must watch out and even subject combination in the examination as well as matriculation requirements.’’
Ojerinde stressed the need for candidates to always register the right subject combination and to know the matriculation requirements without which they might not get admitted even with a high score.
The professor used the medium to seek the support of candidates for Saturday’s JAMB examination adding that “all we need from them is patience and cooperation and they should guide against cheating’’.
He commended Worldview International for the initiative adding that “this is an event that I will like to be involved in every year because it is very enlightening.’’