JAMB’s Registrar Supports Establishment Of More Universities


The Registrar of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, has expressed his support for the establishment of more universities in the country.

This he claimed will cater for the yearly shortfall experienced during admission processes.

The JAMB boss at the matriculation ceremony of the University of Ilorin noted that with the establishment of more universities by the federal government and well-meaning Nigerians, thousands of eligible students would have the opportunity of obtaining tertiary education in disciplines of their choice.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), last week approved the establishment of three new universities to be established in the northern part of the country.

The older universities he added could not accommodate the yearly huge number of applicants seeking admission and praised the efforts of the federal government in that regard.

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Professor Abdulganiyy Ambali had earlier  during the matriculation for the newly admitted students for 2012/2013 academic session painted a gloomy picture of how 43,000 students obtained the 200 marks score of the institution whereas only 7,000 could be offered admission due to lack of space.

He challenged the lucky few admitted for the new academic session to be serious with their studies and avoid acts that could make them to be expelled.



  1. I am a mature candidate and am lacking admission for the past years. I have my o level but to get admission become a problem in the country. For a country to develop must eradicate illiteracy in the land and encourage education by providing a conducive environment for people to learn. I am in support of what prof. Dibu said and I pray that the federal Govt. Should do something about that.

  2. My name is peace ifere and am 34years old without degree. I am a mature candidate of jamb. I have had my o level since but no admission for the past years thou many of us is financial problem. For a country to develop must eradicate illiteracy and encourage education in the land by providing a conducive environment for study. I support what prof.Dibu said and I pray that God should direct the federal Govt. to do some thing about that. May God help Nigeria.

  3. They should also tell the F.G to establish more industries for the graduates to get work, universities should not just produce graduates who will sit at home after their B.sc’s doing nothing.


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