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Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by 2mercy: 1:55pm On Jan 09, 2020
*Registrar meets Niger State, ABU representative

By Yusuf Alli,

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has ordered Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) to admit a female candidate from Niger State, Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo medicine instead of the Anatomy she was offered.

But it is left to Shekwobyalo to either accept or reject.

Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede gave the directive in Bwari, Abuja at a review meeting with the representative of the Commissioner for Education in Niger State, Bellu Attahiru, the Admission Officer of ABU, Haruna Ali Mohammed, representatives of the Civil Society Organisations and top officials of the agency.

Although the girl and her parents were invited, they refused to show up after reassurance that they will come.

Miss Shekwobyalo, who is not from Benue as being championed by Governor Samuel Ortom, had alleged that she was denied admission for medicine because she is a Christian.

She also claimed that she scored 309 to come top in Niger State but religious factor was used against him.

At the review session where all the facts were laid on the table, it was discovered that the girl is from Niger State and not Benue State.

It was also realised that by average score, she was not the best from the state despite her 309 score in UTME.

The breakdown of the three best candidates from Niger is as follows: Isah Mujahid(UTME,296; Post-UTME, 303; and Average Score, 299); Hassan Ruqayyat Ndaisa
(UTME,275; Post-UTME, 309; and Average Score, 292) and Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo (UTME,309 ; Post-UTME, 274; and Average Score, 288).

But JAMB discovered that ABU decided to peg its Merit List at two candidates per state leaving out Shekwobyalo from those shortlisted for medicine.

Shekwobyalo also changed her course to Anatomy following a call/advisory she allegedly received from ABU.

She could not, however, present any evidence to JAMB or identify who advised her to change the course.

Notwithstanding, the JAMB Registrar, Oloyede said it was wrong for ABU to limit its Merit List to two per state.

He also said: “Contrary to insinuations, this meeting has shown that Shekwobyalo was not discriminated against on religious or ethnic basis.

“We discovered that she has changed her course from Medicine to Anatomy.

” I spoke with her but she said somebody called her to change to Anatomy. Up till now, she has not shown any evidence.

” We discovered that ABU did something wrong. They were distributing merit on state basis. They decided to offer Medicine to two candidates per state.

“One of the achievements of this meeting is how to legitimize her admission into Medicine( MBBS).

” We have decided to reverse her Anatomy admission. ABU should put her on notice that she has been offered to read Medicine. It is left to her to accept or reject.

“JAMB exists to ensure fairness and justice to all. I have addressed many similar cases in about seven universities without sensationalisation on the basis of religion or tribalism.”

The Director of Schools and Educational Services, Mr. Bellu Attahiru , who represented the Commissioner for Education, said: ” It is obvious she was not discriminated along based on religion. I will let the Niger State Government know the facts as laid down today. We thank JAMB for reversing her admission from Anatomy to Medicine.”

In the presence of all stakeholders, the Admission Officer of ABU, Haruna Ali, effected Shekwobyalo’s course to nedicine.

https://thenationonlineng.net/breaking-admission-row-jamb-orders-abu-to-offer-girl-medicine/

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by alfarouq(m): 2:08pm On Jan 09, 2020
nice. may Allah make it easy for them.

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by Elzak(m): 2:21pm On Jan 09, 2020
But some people who don't know how admission works in ABU were shouting religion up and down.

They will still come to comment without reading the post.

Modified

Some idiots have been on my mention. I won't reply them and the ones to come.

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by hisexcellency34: 2:50pm On Jan 09, 2020
Welcome development. If they refuse, let them shut down the school indefinitely. Why are we so backward looking in this country?

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by bukkysam(f): 2:50pm On Jan 09, 2020
ah

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by bikerboy1(m): 2:50pm On Jan 09, 2020
Pikkin wey get brain.

I can't boast of such academic records during my time.

I leave it my kids

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by naijaguy123456(m): 2:50pm On Jan 09, 2020
A girl who scored 309 should be able to study medicine. Fuc. you ABU for discriminating against her .

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by herzernIsHere: 2:51pm On Jan 09, 2020
Are they suggesting that some courses are better than the other?

If indeed Anatomy is not widely subscribed to by students, why can't the department be scrapped and the money used running it further invested in the college of medicine to give more spaces for prospective student?

Abi since everyone wants medicine and not Anatomy, why run an Anatomy department and admit bitter students who have missed MBBS by a mark or two.

It just doesn't make sense!

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by YINKS89(m): 2:52pm On Jan 09, 2020
Hmmm... Make we no later hear girl that was given admission to study medicine in Abu no later make am to 200 level coz of low go coz I no trust this Nigeria federal Universities

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by OJIRABOY(m): 2:53pm On Jan 09, 2020
No need, Orton had given her admission in BSU

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by donprinyo(m): 2:53pm On Jan 09, 2020
hisexcellency34:
Welcome development. If they refuse, let them shut down the school indefinitely. Why are we so backward looking in this country?
Thank God for social media.

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by akilo1: 2:53pm On Jan 09, 2020
I talk am ..buhari is a terrorist

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by donprinyo(m): 2:53pm On Jan 09, 2020
Thank God for social media

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by JessetariahMD(m): 2:54pm On Jan 09, 2020
nice
Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by demolinka(m): 2:54pm On Jan 09, 2020
Religious wailers pondering how to wail on this one...

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by maynation(f): 2:55pm On Jan 09, 2020
You people don't know how we do our thing in ABU, stop interfering.

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by emmabest2000(m): 2:55pm On Jan 09, 2020
DAMAGE Control

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by JessetariahMD(m): 2:55pm On Jan 09, 2020
bukkysam:
ah
what kinda fruitful tree is dz one again

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by TRUSTEDGUY: 2:56pm On Jan 09, 2020
Nigeria sef na wa oo
Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by kulu80(m): 2:56pm On Jan 09, 2020
front page

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by Christmasdon(m): 2:56pm On Jan 09, 2020
I Dont like the way they post her picture.

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by Mouhstorph5: 2:57pm On Jan 09, 2020
Big thanks to the Jamb Registrar for ensuring fairness and equity

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by Agboriotejoye(m): 2:57pm On Jan 09, 2020
Islamists have failed again cheesy grin

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by tityboi: 2:57pm On Jan 09, 2020
Lol

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Re: Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine by Worldwarnews: 2:57pm On Jan 09, 2020
What then happens to Ortoms offer?

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