The board has said that candidates who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in foreign countries and in prisons are to be exempted from the post-UTME tests in the 2018 admission process. Also to be exempted from the tests are blind and deaf candidates.
According to media reports, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this on Tuesday, June 26, at the 2018 Policy Meeting of the Board in Gbogan, Osun state, where the exemption of this category of candidates was approved.
Oloyede said the exemption of the aforementioned category of candidates would be treated by the institutions under affirmative and inclusive actions for their accommodation.
He said: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has put in place a mechanism that would prevent any candidate from taking undue advantage of this exemption. For instance, only candidates, who are either foreigners, or Nigerians, who are confirmed residents in foreign countries, and are products of foreign school system can enjoy this privilege in the interest of internationalisation of the nation’s tertiary institutions.”
“A Nigerian with less than six months stay in a foreign country is disallowed from taking his/her UTME in any foreign country.” He said.