JAMB to adjust 2020/2021 admissions’ date

Information reaching us at Checkout Magazine has it that tertiary institutions may be required to delay the screening of admission seekers for the 2020/2021 academic session.

This comes as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and heads of all tertiary institutions are billed for a meeting today to discuss the possibility of shifting the commencement of admission processes to a new date.

Checkout Magazine gathered that date may be picked in September for the kick-off of admission processes for 2020/2021 academic session.

Top on the agenda of the meeting would be deliberations on whether institutions should delay or prolong their screening exercises to accommodate candidates who will be taking the 2020 O’ level examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), National Examination Council, and National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) would be put on the table during the meeting.

JAMB, in its weekly bulletin released by its Head of Information and Media Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said: “As a responsible organisation whose mantra is equity and fairness, the board desires that every aspiring candidate who had its UTME be given equal opportunity to compete with his/her peers for the available openings.

“This is the reason for its call for another meeting with all the institutions with a view to amending the earlier mutually agreed date for the conduct of Post-UTME screening and other processes.

“As intellectuals, it is incumbent on the board and the various tertiary institutions to always provide practical solutions to perceived challenges for the smooth running of the sector without being prompted by the government.

“Such solutions, when arrived at, would then be forwarded to the relevant ministries, agencies for further inputs and necessary approvals.

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