Admission officers of some Nigerian Universities have commended the joint admissions and matriculations board jamb for the newly created central admissions processing centre, but appeal for an extension of the January 25, 2019 deadline to close all admission exercises.
However JAMB Registrar Ishaq Oloyede says over seventy percent of admissions have been processed while insisting on the generally agreed closing date for the 2017/2018 admissions.
Haroma Emmanuel and Babani Sani are admission officers from the university of Jos and Bauchi State Universities respectively.
They are at the jamb headquarters in Abuja to conclude processing their schools admission lists, haven encountered some challenges back in their institutions.
For Ibrahim Waziri of the information department of university of Abuja and a professor from Kaduna state university, the January 25 deadline on admissions is feasible.
Jamb registrar however feels the deadline given to universities to conclude admissions should stand.
The registrar also appealed to striking non-teaching staff of universities and the government to have an agreement in order not to cause the postponement of the UTME since majority of the computer based centres are located on campus.
Over six hundred thousand candidates are expected to gain admission in the 2017/2018 academic sessions.