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  • Updated: August 11, 2020

JAMB: Admission Process To Commence Sept. 7

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening for the 2020 admission into Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education will commence on September 7, 2020.

The board said the shift in date was made to accommodate candidates who would be taking part in this year’s school-based Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

This was made known by the Board Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, on Monday after a consultative virtual meeting with Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of tertiary institutions.

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AllNews gathered that the meeting reportedly attracted about 488 participants from across all states in the country.

Oloyede said, “The view of JAMB is that while we go on consulting at a point when it becomes necessary for a decision, we should all come together and make decisions.

“Presently as you are aware, WAEC starts the Senior School Certificate Examination on Aug. 17, it will go on till Sept. 7.

“Similarly, on Sept. 2 or thereabout, NABTEB will commence its own examination that will go on till Oct. 15, and immediately after that, NECO starts from the 5th to Nov.18.

“Rather than making candidates run, particularly, when they will have to write their school certificate exam in different towns and rush to universities elsewhere for post-UTME, like somebody rushing from Sokoto to Ibadan for post-UTME, we believe as a custodian of the highest sector of the education system, we should avoid that.”

Oloyede also made it known that the board had withheld the results of candidates that sat for the 2020 UTME at Correctional Service Centres over suspected infractions.

He said, “There are candidates who took exams in the correctional centres that we know are not prisoners, so we wrote to the correctional centres to explain how that happens because we did not want non-prisoners to take advantage of the concessions we give to inmates.”

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