The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it wants a transparent process that will give all prospective students of tertiary institutions a level playing field and also ensure that all of them are treated fairly and equally under. 

Strategies have been put in place to ensure this desire is achieved, a spokesman for the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said on Monday in Lagos. 

First in the series of activities is that JAMB has scheduled its 2018 admission policy meeting for June 26.

The meeting will kick-start the admission process into the nation’s tertiary institutions.

Dr. Benjamin said that "the main reason for the meeting is to define all modalities for admission of qualified candidates into the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2018/2019 academic session".

According to him, all concerned persons and interest groups in the education sector will be in the meeting. 

“This kind of meeting is to give room for contributions as well as ensure fairness and equity in the conduct of the 2018/2019 admission process.

“We are expecting in attendance all heads of tertiary institutions across the country.

“We shall be convening this meeting, for the first time, in the South-West, Osun precisely.

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“All the South-West governors have been invited coupled with other critical stakeholders".

The meeting will also be broadcast live to Nigerians on the widest television network in the nation.

“To ensure that there is no misrepresentation of facts or information, there will be a live coverage of the meeting on NTA from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, so that Nigerians can follow the proceedings,” he said.

Nigerians will also be able to get first-hand information on how the admission would be conducted, especially the requirements needed.

He assured Nigerians that the board would continue to ensure it brought on board innovations and reforms that would give the candidates an edge over admission process challenges.

“We will also continue to strive to open up the space for healthy competition.

“As it was done in 2017, this year’s admission process will also be conducted through the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS).

“This system eliminates all human interference in the admission exercise, where candidates are selected purely on the basis of defined criteria,” Benjamin told the News Agency of Nigeria.

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