The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has rolled out modalities for the absorption of returnee students from war-torn countries into Nigerian universities.
This followed a high level meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, FME, Federal Ministry of Health, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, National Universities Commission, NUC, and other critical stakeholders, on the integration of returnee Nigerian students from war-torn countries into the nation’s tertiary education system.
The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, while presenting the modalities at a virtual meeting with Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities and other critical stakeholders on Wednesday, said it was imperative to hold talks with the Vice Chancellors following the peculiarities of each university and the variation in the responses received from them on the matter.
The Registrar pointed out that the emergency meeting was, therefore, convened to fashion out uniform standards and minimum acceptable benchmarks for the proposed absorption in line with global best practices.
He also stated that the Senate of each university had the right to decide on university transfers and needed not wait for JAMB to initiate such, adding that the parley with the stakeholders was to present the modalities for critique, as well as receive inputs.
The Registrar reminded the Vice Chancellors to key into the earlier Advisory sent to universities on the procedures for processing applications for foreign and domestic inter-university transfers.
He stated that the current Advisory on the returnees does not override the earlier one rather it serves to reinforce it by strengthening the procedures for transfers.