This is to Inform The general public that the management of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) has released the proposed admission guidelines for 2016/2017 admission exercise.
Candidates Can View the registration Guideline Below;
EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI
To: Vice-Chancellor From: Registrar
Ref: EBSU/R/ADMS/80 Date: 7th October, 2016
PROPOSED GUIDELINES FOR 2016/2017 ADMISSIONS
I please refer to the above subject matter and hereby present as below the
proposed guidelines for 2016/2017 admissions for Vice-Chancellor’s approval for
immediate implementation as appropriate .
1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
For the 2016/2017 admission exercise the following general guidelines have
been approved and shall apply accordingly:
(a) The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has approved that the
2016/2017 admission calendar shall commence from Monday 22nd August, 2016
and end by Monday, 14th November, 2016.
(b) Credit passes in O/L Mathematics and English shall continue to form part of the
mandatory general entry requirements for the 2016/2017 admission/
registration into all EBSU regular undergraduate programmes.
(c) Admission/Registration of candidates into undergraduate programmes of
Faculty of Law and Medicine/Anatomy shall continue to be based on possession
of all relevant O/L entry requirements at One sitting.
(d) There shall be no consideration for admission/registration of all candidates (successful
Pre-Degree graduands inclusive) into undergraduate programmes without evidence of:
(i) minimum UTME (JAMB) result/score of 180 and
(ii) either EBSU screening minimum score of 80 marks or PDS with a
minimum score of 180.
(e) The NUC approved admission carrying capacity for EBSU is 5,117.
(f) There shall be no recommendation/admission of candidates into undergraduate
programmes on Awaiting Result basis. For avoidance of doubt, no candidate
who fails to present ready qualifying statement of result or certificate as
evidence of fulfilment of prescribed entry requirements for admission through
UTME or D/E shall be recommended/selected, admitted or registered
(g) In addition to other stipulated criteria for supplementary admission, no
successful Pre-Degree graduate without a minimum UTME score of 180 shall be
considered for admission.
(h) The selection for admission in 2016/2017 session would be done in such a way
that the average of the candidates UTME score with either the screening or Pre- Degree score, whichever is higher, would be used.
(i) No candidate with an average score of less than each of the faculty cut-off
scores as in three (3) below shall be considered for admission.
(j) No Pre-Degree graduate/other candidates who did not choose EBSU as first
choice university may be considered for admission unless JAMB permits.
(k) Direct Entry admissions shall continue to take 10% of EBSU total quota.
(l) Direct entry admission seekers whose O’level results are not screened online
may not be considered for admission.
(m) A minimum of OND/OD upper credit shall continue to form basic criteria for
Direct entry admission into EBSU programmes.
2. CONFERENCE ADMISSION
The selection of candidates for admission/registration into undergraduate
programmes shall continue to be by modified conference arrangement whereby
Department/Faculty lists are to be mandatorily presented with each
Departmental/Faculty Admission Committee minutes (with duly signed
attendance list of members and a staff of Registry (Admissions) Department in
NB: Any list that falls foul of the foregoing shall be discountenanced and an
alternative list generated by the management administratively.
3. FACULTY ADMISSION CUT-OFF MARKS
The following average (UTME and Screening/PDS) scores shall be used as
minimum cut-off marks for the 2016/2017 admission into programmes of EBSU;
(a) Faculty of Medicine (FBMS): (a) Med. & Surg. 250 and above
(b) Anatomy 190 and above
(b) Faculty of Law 200 and above
(c) Faculty of Health Science & Tech. (FHST)
(i) Nursing Science 220 and above
(ii) Medical Lab. Science 210 and above
(d) Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS)
(i) Accountancy & Pub. Admin. 150 and above
(ii) Others 140 and above
(e) Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH)
(i) Econs, Pol. Sc., Mass Comm. 150 and above
(ii) Psy, HIR, Soc/Anthrop & Others 140 and above
(f) Faculty of Sciences (FS)
(a) Biological Science:
(i) Biochemistry 150 and above
(b) Physical Science:
(i) Computer Sc. 140 and above
(ii) Others 130 and above
(g) Faculty of Education (FEDU) 130 and above
(h) Faculty of Agric. & Natural Resources Management (FARM) 130 and above
4. PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION OF CANDIDATES FOR MERIT ADMISSION
The first choice admissions are to be guided by JAMB approved admission
criteria as follows:
(a) Merit: Here about 40 (forty) percent of each programme shall be selected as
general merit (MR).
(b) Locality/Catchment (RL): 40% of the quota of each programme shall be
selected and spread among 13 Federally recognized Local Government
Areas of Ebonyi State.
(c) ELDS: Educationally less developed states shall be discretionally applied for
some LGAS in Ebonyi State still in keeping with JAMB approved criteria. For
purposes of information only, please be reminded that states recognized as
educationally less developed include: Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue,
Borno, Cross River, Ebonyi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kastina, Kebbi,
Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and
Zamfara and this only guides Federal Universities as it were .
(d) JAMB approved UTME subject combinations for different courses in the
brochure shall continue to also guide all admission selections.
(e) Physically challenged candidates with acceptable minimum UTME (JAMB) scores
are to be accorded preferential admissions privileges even without evidence of
participation in EBSU screening exercise.
5. ADMISSION QUOTA CRITERIA BY PERCENTAGE
Subject to the prevailing situation, admission of candidates based on the 5,117
NUC approved quota for EBSU in 2016/2017 admission session shall be guided
by the following criteria.
(a) Merit/Locality 80% (3684 slots) subdivided into:
(i) General Merit 40% (1842 slots)
(ii) Catchment//Locality 40% (1842 slots)
(b) Direct Entry candidates 10%(512 slots)
(c) Educationally less developed Local Government (ELDLG) is 20% (921
slots). Ebonyi State is among the Educationally less developed states in
Nigeria. Therefore, only the three LAGs at the three zonal headquarters are
for now regarded as educationally developed. Thus: Abakaliki, Ezza South and
Afikpo North stand as Educationally developed.
The other ten Local Government Areas regarded as ELDLG for 2016/2017
admissions include: Ebonyi, Ivo, Ezza North, Ishielu, Afikpo South, Ohaukwu,
Izzi, Ikwo, Ohaozara and Onicha.
N/B: Please, note that in keeping with the Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB) recent policy on admissions, which of course
insists that conditions as listed in 5 above must be strictly adhered to, the
University is constrained not to adopt her usual formular of allocating
some admission percentages to stakeholders/government interest. Your
usual understanding in line with the foregoing is highly solicited as we try to
keep to extant policies as well as keep fate with our corporate social
6. ADMISSION QUOTA DISTRIBUTION TO PROGRAMMES
The 5,117 quota allotted to EBSU for 2016/2017 session shall be distributed to
Faculties and Departments.
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