The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved an increase in the number of candidates to be admitted by the Benue State University into professional courses whose quota is regulated (prescribed) by professional bodies.
The courses whose admission quota expansion have been approved by JAMB include: LL.B (Law) from 100 to 240, MBBS (Medicine and Surgery) from 75 to 87 and B.Sc. Nursing from 100 to 182 candidates.
The approval is sequel to a request by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Msugh Moses Kembe to the effect that the University was faced with a serious challenge as a result of oversubscription for some programmes by prospective applicants.
The Vice-Chancellor had explained that the over-subscription was occasioned by pressure from critical stakeholders of the University, adding that even when pruned down, the number of those with excellent scores in the UTME and University screening exercise still remain overwhelming.
According to him, the number of those admitted in the quota regulated courses will eventually be moderated through attrition as the students’ progress on their respective programmes.
The list of all candidates offered admission into the programmes has since been uploaded on the University portal and candidates are advised to commence their registration for the 2019/2020 Session.
It would be recalled that Prof. Msugh Moses Kembe had upon assumption of office as the 5th Vice-Chancellor of the University in November 2015, increased the carrying capacity of the University across all programmes.
The approval by JAMB for increased intake in the professional programmes is most appreciated against the backdrop that it heralds a fulfilled end of tenure of the 5th Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kembe.