Jamb Boss, has directed all parents of Prospective UTME Candidates "NOT TO FORCE THEIR CHILDREN/WARDS ON SELECTION OF UTME COURSES AHEAD OF THE 2018/2019 POST-UTME.
The JAMB boss gave the advice while speaking at a one day critical stakeholders meeting on Plans and Modalities for the sale and registration of 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) application form and seamless admission into tertiary institutions at Remo Divisional High School, Sagamu, Ogun States.
According to the JAMB Boss, most candidates failed to secure admission into higher institutions not as a result of poor performance in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test, but improper filling of their application forms and wrong choice of course of study that did not match the subjects such candidates sat for.
He said, “Apart from parents pressure on candidates choice of course, it has also been observed that most of them failed to gain admission into the institutions of their choice as a result of improper filling of the forms and wrong subjects combination.”
Other factors as listed by Oloyede include the use of special centres, engagement of proxy to purchase forms and last minutes preparations by candidates.