Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Tuesday said that 612, 557 candidates were offered admission into various tertiary institutions in 2019.
Oloyede disclosed this in Abuja at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.
He said about 510, 957 admission spaces were, however, unused by tertiary institutions in 2019.
“Out of 1, 157, 977 candidates who sat for UTME in 2019, about 612, 557 were admitted,” he said.
Oloyede added that candidates waiting for their Senior School Certificate Examinations results would only be considered when they were uploaded on its website.
In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, directed JAMB and tertiary institutions to proceed with the conduct of 2020/2021 admissions.
Adamu, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, urged JAMB and tertiary institutions to consider candidates with previous years Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results.