The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday allayed fears of candidates whose admission fate had been kept in the balance because of the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The Board said despite the strikes that had affected the academic calendar from 2020 till date, no offer of admission made by it to candidates who wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination had been cancelled.
ASUU had gone on strike for ten months in 2020 during the outbreak of COVID-19.
This year, the union was on strike for eight months, thereby disrupting the academic calendar.
The strikes by ASUU had led to a backlog of admissions which many public universities are battling to resolve.
The board however admonished the affected candidates to relate with their institutions of choice to find out the session they were currently in.
Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede disclosed these shortly before he declared open the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) in Abuja.
He said the senate of universities was responsible for admission, adding that the role of JAMB was to supervise the process to ensure that candidates were not shortchanged.
According to Prof Oloyede, the 2020/2021, 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 sessions were being run by various universities.
According to him, while some universities are still in their 2020/2021 academic session, others are in the 2021/22 academic session and some universities in their 2022/2023 academic session.
He advised candidates seeking admission to interact with the respective institutions to know the particular session they are running.
Prof Oloyede assured that no admission by the board has elapsed or will elapse, stressing that admission for any particular session would- be determined by the senate of the various universities.
He also advised students seeking admission to contact the institution of their choice on the session being run by the school.
Oloyede said: “The onus of admitting students lie on the respective institutions. JAMB is a coordinating centre. JAMB cannot and will not determine how institutions calendar. You are aware that universities and special institutions are still in their 2020/2021 academic session. Some are on the 2021/2022 academic session and some are on the 2022/2023 academic session.
“We have three academic sessions running in universities in different parts of the country. My advice is that candidates should interact with their respective institutions to know which session is going on and contact JAMB only on
“No admission has been cancelled for any session, or for any institutions except the senate of that institution says so.
“We have all admissions for these three sessions and they have not lapsed and they will not lapse and it is now for the institutions to determine which and how to go about it.”
NLC, TUC, ASUU, Others Defy Court Order As They Begin Strike
The NLC had on Monday announced the commencement of the industrial action from midnight of Monday, 13 November, in defiance to a restraining order issued by the National Industrial Court in Abuja on Friday.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and its affiliates including the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday, began a nationwide strike, in defiance to a restraining court order barring them from embarking on the industrial action.
The two major labour unions, NLC and TUC, had declared the strike, following the brutalisation of the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State on 1 November. Mr Ajaero was attacked in Owerri, the state capital, during an NLC protest against the Imo State government over alleged maltreatment of workers in the state.
The unions on Monday directed their members to down tools across the country as from Tuesday.
This is despite the restraining order issued by the National Industrial Court, in Abuja, on Friday, stopping the labour unions from embarking on the strike. The judge, Benedict Kanyip, ordered the two major labour unions to stop their industrial action scheduled to commence 14 November.
The interim order followed an ex-parte request by the Nigerian government through the office of Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, due to the Labour unions’ threat to embark on strike.
Ignoring the court order, ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, a professor of soil science, on Monday, directed compliance with the strike declaration in a letter to ASUU zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons across the country.
“As an affiliate of NLC, all members of our union are hereby directed to join this action of NLC to protect the interest of Nigerian workers and the leadership of the union. Zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons should immediately mobilise our members to participate in the action,” ASUU President, Mr Osodeke, wrote in a letter to zonal and branch chairpersons of the union.
When PREMIUM TIMES asked Mr Osodeke if he was aware of the subsisting court order stopping the strike, he said the question should be directed to the NLC which called for the strike.
“Call the NLC, ASUU did not declare a strike, NLC declared the strike. Call NLC,” he said in a telephone interview on Tuesday morning.
But the NLC’s head of information, Benson Upah, did not respond to phone calls and messages sent to his line requesting for comments, as of the time of filing this report.
The labour unions had, on Monday, refused to acknowledge the court order while directing their members to withdraw their services as from Tuesday.
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Al-istiqama University Sumaila Releases Cut-off Marks for UTME and DE Candidates.
AL-ISTIQAMA UNIVERSITY, SUMAILA SUMAILA LOCAL GOVERNMENT, KANO STATE
(OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR)
14TH SEPTEMBER, 2023
COMMENCEMENT OF UTME / DIRECT ENTRY ONLINE SCREENING FOR THE 2023/2024 ACADEMIC SESSION
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