The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that candidates for the 2017 UTME will not be able to choose two public universities during the registration.
This was disclosed through the board's twitter handle. It reads: “candidates can select NCE as their choice up to three times I.e 1st choice, 2nd choice and 3rd choice.
“But they are not allowed to select two public universities as choices. If candidates select a public university as their degree awarding choices, they are allowed to select a private university as another choice.”
According to the Mr. Benjamin Head of Information JAMB, the Board took the restrictions because candidates hardly get admissions into their second and third choice universities.
“Yes we restricted the choice to one but candidates can choose as many colleges or polytechnics,” he said.
“We discovered it was of no use choosing a university as second choice when in actual sense they can’t even accommodate their first choices,” the JAMB official said.
What do you think of this development and the reason given by JAMB for this?