JAMB, institutions set June 15 deadline for 2020/21 admissions

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and heads of tertiary institutions in the country have agreed to conclude all 2020/2021 admissions by June 15.

In a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin in Abuja, recently, JAMB said that public universities would conclude admissions a month ahead of private institutions, polytechnics and colleges of education.

According to a report by NAN, the JAMB, and heads of institutions reached the agreement at a virtual meeting on Wednesday (Feb. 24) during which issues concerning admissions process were discussed.

The board said that the meeting was aimed at knowing the level the institutions had reached on the 2020/21 Admissions scale.

JAMB added that the essence of the interactive session was to forestall an endless admission regime generated by disruptions to daily life occasioned especially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It said that the meeting was also to enable the board to put necessary machineries in place for the 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry Registration.


According to the board, the adherence is to avoid bickerings that could endanger the future of candidates and their subsequent mobilisation for the National Youth Service Corps.

It said that transfer of candidates within institutions locally or internationally was acceptable but must follow due process.


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