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Sudan War: JAMB to support integration of returnee students into Nigerian universities

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has pledged to provide necessary support to ensure that Nigerian students evacuated from war-torn Sudan are integrated into the nation’s universities. This move comes as a result of the efforts made by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) to evacuate the affected students from Sudan and transfer them to Nigerian universities.

In a meeting held at JAMB’s headquarters in Abuja, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, expressed his empathy towards the students and praised NIDCOM for their effective handling of the evacuation process. He also assured that JAMB would provide the necessary infrastructure and support to integrate the students into Nigerian universities.

However, Oloyede warned the students against disregarding the stipulated procedures for transferring to Nigerian universities. He stated that the transfer process involves following the transcript, rules, and regulations laid down by JAMB and the National Universities Commission. Additionally, he emphasized that Nigerian universities require a minimum of two years of stay and residency for a certificate to be awarded.

Oloyede also explained that students who transfer to Nigerian universities will spend a minimum of two academic sessions in the institution. For instance, if a student is studying Medicine and is in their 600 level, they will move to year 5, 500 level, and complete their studies in year 5 and year 6.

The Chairman of NIDCOM, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, assured that the necessary procedures will be followed to integrate the affected students into Nigerian universities. She also stated that the institutions are willing to support the students and admitted them, but the key thing is to follow the process as stipulated by JAMB.

In conclusion, JAMB’s support will enable the returnee students to continue their academic programs seamlessly in Nigerian universities. Students are encouraged to follow the procedures laid down by JAMB and NIDCOM to ensure that the transfer process is done legitimately and properly. This move will help integrate the affected students into Nigerian universities and provide them with the opportunity to continue their education while waiting for the end of the war in Sudan

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