The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the date for the screening for the 2020 admission process in universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education.
According to the board, the screening will begin on September 7, 2020, and they added that the shift in the date of admission process from the earlier announced August 21 date is to accommodate candidates who will be taking part in this year’s school-based Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Professor Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of JAMB, made the announcement on Monday, August 10, 2020, after a consultative virtual meeting with vice-chancellors, rectors, and provosts or tertiary institutions.
The view of JAMB is that while we go on consulting at a point when it becomes necessary for decision, we should all come together and take decision. Presently as you are aware, WAEC starts the Senior School Certificate Examination on 17 August, it will go on till 7th of September.
Similarly, on the 21 of September or thereabout, NABTEB will commence its own 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.
Rather than making candidates run, particularly, when they will have to write their school certificate exam in different towns and rush to university elsewhere for post-UTME, like somebody rushing from Sokoto to Ibadan t for post-UTME, we believe as a custodian of the highest sector of the education system, we should avoid that.”
The JAMB boss stated that institutions whose Post UTME screening is compulsory for candidates would have to spread such exercise in two phases.
For those (institutions) who want to take post-UTME, that cannot be earlier than the 7th of September and it will be held twice- 7 September to 4 October, and then it will be held for the second time on the 18 November to mop up those who are taking their school certificate examination.”
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