The Vice-Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi,Prof. Mohammed Akaro-Mainoma, has said that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has increased the university’s admission quota from 4,000 to 5,000 students.
Akaro-Mainoma made this known on Friday in Keffi when members of the state House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology paid an oversight visit to the institution.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the vice-chancellor who was represented by the Registrar of the institution, Alhaji Bala Ahmed also lauded JAMB for the gesture, adding that the move would address admission gap.
He commended the assembly for its continued support to the institution, and gave assurance to continue to initiate good policies and programmes for lecturers and students.
“We are maintaining the act establishing the university that said that 80 per cent of every admission of the institution should be given to indigenes while 20 per cent should be for non-indigenes.
“We will continue to do our best to maintain standard and to ensure that the standard of education in this institution is improved.
“With your continued support, I hope and believe that the standard of education in this institution will improve.”
According to him, JAMB has increased the admission quota of the university from 4,000 to 5,000, so as to accommodate more students and it was based on the facilities on ground.
“I also want to commend Gov. Tanko Al-Makura for giving adequate attention to educational advancement and infrastructural development in this institution, and I call for its sustenance.”