– The exam board directed Nigerian institutions to start screening for the 2020 admission by September 7
– The shift in the date of the admission process was to accommodate candidates who would be writing this year’s WASSCE
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) screening for the 2020 admission processes will begin by Monday, September 7.
According to Channels TV, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of JAMB made this on Monday, August 10, a virtual meeting with vice-chancellors, rectors, and provosts of tertiary institutions.
Oloyede explained that the screening was moved from Friday, August 21, to accommodate candidates who would be writing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) this year.
Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede
“On September 21 or thereabout, NABTEB will commence its examination that will go on till on the 15 of October, and immediately after that, NECO starts on the 5th and will hold till 18 of November.”
It was reported that a cut-off mark has been set for UTME candidates JAMB has clarified that news.
According to JAMB, there is no particular national minimum Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) score for universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education in the country.
This was disclosed by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, head of media and information. He said the UTME mark was not the sole determinant for the placement of candidates in tertiary institutions.
In other news, JAMB has directed that higher institutions begin offering admissions for the 2020/2021 session from Friday, August 21.
The exam body made the disclosure in an announcement by its spokesman, Fabian Benjamin in Abuja, on Sunday, July 19, that was contained in the guidelines for admission.
According to Dr. Fabian, the deadline for the first and second choice admissions would be determined by the federal government and communicated at a later date to heads of tertiary institutions.
JAMB’s spokesperson issued a stern warning to schools against duplication of forms. He also added that on no account should institutions sell or advertise application forms for admission into some listed programmes.