The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Baord has exempts some candidates from taking screening tests from institutions. Details below ;
To attract many foreign candidates into Nigerian tertiary institutions and broaden inclusiveness, all
candidates in foreign countries,
correctional Centres, as well as Blind and
Deaf Candidates are to be exempted from
pre-admission institutions screening tests.
Consequently, for every year preceeding the admission exercise, the lists of the respective candidates in these categories
would be made available to the various Tertiary Institutions for guidance and necessary action.
This special waiver is to be seen as
affirmative and inclusive action for the accommodation of the affected
The exam Board and the Tertiary Institutions would ensure that candidates from these categories who meet minimum requirements are admitted and their progress monitored in the various institutions for the purpose of confirmation of the effectiveness of the policy as directed by the 2021 Policy
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board has put in place mechanisms that
would prevent any candidate from taking undue advantage of this exemption. For
instance, only candidates who are either
foreigners or Nigerians that have been
confirmed to be residents in foreign countries and are products of foreign school systems can enjoy this privilege in the interest of internationalization of the nation’s Tertiary Institutions. A Nigerian
with less than six (6) month-stay in a foreign country is disallowed from taking the UTME in any foreign country.
This effort is to enhance the intake of international students into our tertiary institutions to improve their global rating.
The Board is at the moment working on some policy directions to make our universities attractive to foreign students.