Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, the Registrar of JAMB, said on Monday that the board would soon start to monitor universities to ensure that they complied with 2011/2012 admission regulations.
Ojerinde made the statement when the Senate Committee on Education visited the office of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Bwari on Monday as part of its oversight functions.
He said the 60:40 per cent ratio admission for science and arts courses must be adhered to by the universities.
Ojerinde said although most universities attributed the delay in admissions to fuel subsidy removal, “the board would still monitor the admission processes.”
He said the board would start monitoring from state universities to ensure strict compliance with ratio and quota regulations.
The registrar added that all applicants would soon get the opportunity to be admitted to any Nigerian university, although not their first or second choices.
He said this was to prevent them from staying without admission as their courses of choice could be studied in other universities.
Ojerinde announced that there were no more special centres as the board had abolished all special centres since 2008.
He added that centres for examination increased from 2,872 to 3,052 in 2012 with improved security.
He said 1 per cent of the overhead cost of the board would be devoted to buying of books, stressing that the Test Development Unit of the board was purely academic.
Sen. Uche Chukwumerije, the Chairman of the committee, urged the board to adhere to the timetable for admissions.
He urged the board to make judicious use of funds allocated to it.