The National Universities Commission (NUC), has announced that only 30 per cent out of the 1.7 million candidates who wrote the unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) will be admitted this year.

Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the executive Secretary of the commission, disclosed this at a one day public hearing on the regulatory conflict between JAMB and universities in offering admission in Nigeria.

He said the only way to avert admission crisis in the country was to either expand access or create more universities to accommodate students.

“The crisis of admission in this country inevitable. Unless we expand spaces we shall continue to have admission crisis in this country.

“Every exam has its own problem. We believe JAMB exam is credible and all of us operating in the system respect the results of JAMB exam,” he said.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said there was no conflict between JAMB and universities.

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