The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has revealed that it would ensure that Nigerian students evacuated from war-ravaged Sudan are integrated into universities.
The board’s registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede made the disclosure in Abuja when the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, chairperson, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, paid him a courtesy visit.
”What we will do is that we will provide the necessary infrastructure, the necessary enablement to make you accommodate or return these students to our educational system,” said Prof. Oloyede.
The visit was to deliberate on how to integrate the evacuated students into the country’s higher institutions.
However, Prof. Oloyede implored the students not to follow in the footprints of those students who returned to the country about a year ago due to Ukraine’s war.
The JAMB registrar maintained that the Ukraine returnees failed to comply with the laid down guidelines to continue their studies in Nigeria.
“There are procedures (for transfer of students), the transcript, the rules and regulations. The guideline from JAMB has already been handed over to the chairperson of the commission,” Mr Oloyede added.
He continued that the students should not hesitate to abide by the guidelines to continue their various academic programmes in Nigerian universities.
“For instance, if you are studying medicine and you are in your 600 level, and if the Medical and Dental Council assesses what you have done, practical is okay, they will just move you to Year 5, that is 500 level,” the JAMB registrar explained.
He added, ”You will do 500 level and 600 level, and you will have the certificate of the institution in Nigeria.”
Dabiri gave the number of Nigerians had so far been evacuated from Sudan as of May 9 to be 1,730.
She thereby gave assurance that the necessary steps for transferring the returnees to various Nigerian tertiary institutions.
The NIDCOM chairman further stressed that the evacuated would be directed how to go about their transfer processes to various Nigerian school of their choice.