NUN Pleads with JAMB to Grant Admission to Candidates with no Result

Nile University of Nigeria (NUN) Pleads with JAMB to Make Special Consideration and Grant Admission to Prospective UTME and Direct Entry (DE) Candidates with no Results.

The Management of Nile University, Abuja, led by the Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Osman Nuri Aras, were recently at the Headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to discuss some salient issues pertinent to the operational imperatives o fthe University.

Prof. Aras, while briefing the Registrar of the Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed that they had come to solicit the support of the Board in the areas of admission of candidates and other related issues.

He said Nile University is determined to fill the admissions gap through the provision of quality education to the desiring public.

The Vice-Chancellor informed the Board’s Management that the institution is partnering with other critical stakeholders like the National Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in the area of scholarship and other top universities across the globe.

He disclosed that the partnership with foreign institutions had provided the ample opportunities for student exchange as well as cross- fertilisation of ideas.

Taking the Registrar and Management through their plans to ensure that their academic calendar is not distorted by the COVlD-19 pandemic, he said the University was considering different academic scenarios which would see it offering some of its programmes online.

He disclosed that his team members were in JAMB to basically see how the institution could improve on the quantity of its intakes.

The Vice-Chancellor expressed delight with the seamless and transparent features of the Central Admissions Processing System(CAPS) while appealing to the Board to consider making special provisions for candidates who did not take the UTME or apply for DE. 

He stated that many of these potential applicants, who would have travelled abroad to further their education, had to find placement in Nigerian Universities like Nile owingto the COVlD-19 Pandemic. 

He disclosed that some of their prospective candidates with A’Level qualifications were unable to enrol for Direct Entry(DE) because they were yet to obtain their results when the Board’s application documents were on sale earlier in the year.

The Registrar, Prof. ls-haq Oloyede, congratulated the Management of the Institution on the wonderful academic environment it has put in place and commended its desire to do more.

He stressed that all stakeholders in the education sector needed to put their heads together to address the myriad of challenges confronting enrolment into private universities in Nigeria.

He, however, maintained that all admissions into tertiary institutions in Nigeria must be through either UTME or DE as well as all prescribed requirements.

He explained that the provision for Awaiting Results was to ensure that all desiring individuals are given the opportunity to enrol while also urging them to take advantage of the conversion platform by letting A’level candidates apply for UTME and convert to DE once they have their DE results.

Responding to their desire to go online, Prof. Oloyede advised the University to interact with NUC with a view to reorganising their syllabus to meet the new normal.

He said they could also look at the possibility of instituting staggered physical class sessions.

The Registrar expressed dissatisfaction with the provision of condonement of illegal admission otherwise referred to as regularisation.

He said regularisation was nothing other than a veiled form of corruption. He explained that institutions intentionally admit candidates who are not qualified through all sorts of dubious processes with others not even attending any classes and then turn round to apply to the Board for names ofsuch candidates to be regularised.

He assured the Management of the University that the Board would do all within the ambits of the law to assist the Institution as it sought to advance the cause oftertiary education in Nigeria.