The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said it is introducing two new science subjects, Physical Health Education and Computer Science for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, revealed this on Saturday in Abuja.
“We are asking and sensitising the public, particularly the students, who are to take the exam, that these are two science subjects that will be added to their choice to widen opportunities for candidates to be able to access tertiary education,” Oloyede stated.
He also noted that the board would soon clear the backlog of illegal admissions conducted by tertiary institutions in the country.
Oloyede said the move was to ensure that students, who were improperly admitted, but had the minimum qualifications, were rescued.
Meanwhile the board had recently uncovered 706,189 illegal admissions by universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and other related institutions.
Oloyede notes that the board would continue the campaign to discourage those who are committing such illegal action to stop doing so.