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The University of Jos, Plateau State, is screening applicants for the 2016/2017 academic session. 
The Principal Assistant Registrar (Information and Publications) Mr. Abdullahi Abdullahi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the 25,000 applicants were sent by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) .

Abdullahi said only 7,000 would be admitted, adding that the Faculty of Medicine has the highest number of qualified applicants, with 10,000 competing for available slots.

The screening, which began on September 5, would have ended on September 14. It was extended by two days, following the Eid-el-Kabir holidays. The screening will now end on Friday, Abdullahi added.

He said the university would strictly adhere to JAMB’s guidelines, which emphasised merit, educationally-disadvantaged areas and catchment areas.

“The guidelines are clear and exact; it is difficult to deviate because we have to defend every single admission offer before JAMB.”

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