Candidates can choose colleges, academies as first choice —JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that candidates sitting the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination can make either a College of Education , the Nigerian Defence Academy or the Police Academy their first choice of institution .
The JAMB , in its New Year release , said the choices were “at the discretion of the candidates .”
The board ’s Spokesman , Fabian Benjamin , who appraised the 2017 admission process , noted that a key innovation was the introduction of the Central Admission Processing System .
Benjamin gave the assurance that the 2018 UTME would not fall short of the expectations of Nigerians .
He said , “As we prepare for the 2018 examination , beginning with the optional mock examination in January, we urge candidates to ensure that they register on time and make informed choices of institutions , disciplines and examination towns.
“They are to note that their first choice can be a college of education, a university, an innovation enterprise institution , a polytechnic , the Nigerian Defence Academy or the Nigerian Police Academy . These choices are at the discretion of the candidates .
“In 2018 , we hope to surpass our achievements in 2017 . This means that we shall conduct a better examination , have a more transparent admission system and make more remittance to the Federal Government than ever . ”
The JAMB , while commenting on the N 8bn remittance to the government in 2017 , said it was a “statutory responsibility rather than an achievement .”
“So much has been said about the remittance of about N 8billion that we made . We do not see the remittance made to government as achievements ; rather it is a statutory responsibility of the board ’ s leadership to act according to their oath of office .
“We will continue to do everything possible to support the drive of this administration towards excellence from our end . ”

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