The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has offered to assist Miss Thomas’ transfer her admission from ABU to another school of her choice, adding that she never applied for Medicine contrary to her claim, which had gone viral on the social media that she applied for Medicine, but was denied the course and rather offered admission in Anatomy.
Miss Thomas, who was reportedly to have scored 302 marks in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), was later admitted for Medicine at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, following the backlash that trailed her initial denial of the school to admit her for the course.
The school bowed to public pressure by granting her request to study Medicine after it had offered her admission in Anatomy.
Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, speaking Thursday, in Abuja, during a meeting the board held stakeholders including Niger State Government to reassess her issue, said the candidate who had caused the controversial in public domain, had become uncomfortable to study in ABU, where she was given admission to read Medicine.
According to him, the board was ready to go all out to facilitate her admission in any university in the country to study the Medicine other than for her pursuing the course in ABU.
Oloyede said: “If they want her to be in another University, we can facilitate her movement,” adding that: “Having created that kind of controversy and sensation, she may no longer be comfortable studying in ABU.”
He, however, said: “But for her to change university, the right processes must be followed. No Nigerian university can admit her without the right processes because she already has admission in ABU.”
The JAMB boss warned against attaching religion and ethnic sentiments on sensitive issues unnecessarily. Throwing more light on the issue, the JAMB boss said: “The evidence before us is that the candidate changed her course from Medicine to Anatomy,” Mr Oloyede, a professor, said.
“We can see that clearly in the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS). She did that on her own and she was therefore not in consideration for medicine at all.”