JAMB Commends UNIBEN For Beating Admission Deadline
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has praised the University of Benin (UNIBEN) for completing its admission for the 2013/2014 academic session ahead of the October deadline.
A statment by the board’s Public Relations Officer, Fabian Benjamin, noted that the university submitted its list of admitted students during the first Technical Committee meeting on 2013/2014 Admissions to most Preferred (Degree Awarding) institutions held at University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State recently.
The statement reads: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) wishes to congratulate University of Benin on the successful completion of 2013/2014 Admission Exercise.
“University of Benin completed its admissions at the First Technical Committee meeting on 2013/2014 Admissions to most Preferred (Degree Awarding) institutions held at University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom, State.
“The meeting had 109 degree awarding institutions in attendance and 76 out of these made submission and out of this, University of Benin was the first to make conclusive submission to the Board.
“The Board was particularly impressed and pleased with the university for this display of patriotism, commitment and its compliance to the Minister of Education directive to complete 2013/2014 on a record time.”
The JAMB Registrar, Prof Dibu Ojerinde noted that by submitting on time, UNIBEN complied with the desires of the board expressed at an interactive forum with the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities held at the auditorium of National Universities Commission (NUC) prior to the Uyo meeting.
Ojerinde had complained about admission irregularities, late submission and non-compliance with agreed time-table on admissions, urging the vice-chancellors to make changes.
The Registrar also praised the Federal University, Lokoja in Kogi State for concluding its admission on time and enjoined others to keep the October deadline.