The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission earlier sent to tertiary institutions.

This is contained in a statement issued by Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB Head of Media and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Bwari, FCT.

The statement said the list was withdrawn to enable the Senate of the respective institutions to perform the statutory responsibility of conducting the selection of candidates and refer same to JAMB.

It added that the list was also withdrawn to enable the institutions to confirm the admissions in line with the criteria of merit, catchment area and educationally-disadvantaged states, as directed by the Minister of Education at the policy committee meeting.

“The earlier list was sent to help fast-track the process of admission so as to allow other tiers of institutions to also conduct their admission,” the statement said.

It urged candidates not to panic, saying it was part of the process of the 2016 admission exercise.

It, however, expressed regret over any inconvenience the decision would have caused the tertiary institutions.

Author: Cerebral Lemon