JAMB, NUC meet to resolve admission challenges

​The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

has expressed its readiness to work assiduously with

the apex universities regulatory body, the National

Universities Commission (NUC), for the purpose of

resolving some obvious challenges in tertiary

institution admission processes.

JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, stated this

on Friday in Abuja when he received the Executive

Secretary of NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, who

led some management staff of the Commission on

familiarisation visit.

Oloyede noted that JAMB and NUC were two agencies

of government that occupied a critical position in

admission and regulations of tertiary institutions in

Nigeria, hence the need for collaboration to achieve a

stronger tertiary education system.
On his part, Rasheed announced that the essence of

the visit was to strengthen the existing ties in order

to improve the quality of intakes in tertiary


He said: “We have agreed to work together to resolve

the problems that are affecting the smooth running

of admissions into tertiary institutions. We are

working for a common goal and that is to improve the

education sector in Nigeria.”

Oloyede and Rasheed exchanged congratulatory

messages on their recent appointments, promising to

use their wealth of experience to support the

Ministers of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and

Prof. Anthony Anwukah, in their quest to revamp the

education system in Nigeria.