JAMB Announces Date For Commencement of 2020 Admission Exercise
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has sent the guidelines institutions are to follow for the conduct of the 2020/2021 admission process. The JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede warned the heads of institutions against flouting the guidelines and decisions established at the 2020 Policy meeting that was held on June 16th, 2020.
According to JAMB, admission for first and second choice are to begin August 21st, 2020. He however, stated the deadline will be determined by the Federal Ministry of Education and communicated to all the institutions as the uncertainties of COVID 19 makes it impossible to fix a specific deadline at this time.
Oloyede advised all heads of institutions and admission officers to carefully study and understand the content of the document with a view to implementing it fully for a seamless and transparent admission exercise. He added that all admissions must be carried out in an honest and transparent manner.
JAMB tasked the three higher education regulatory bodies – The National Universities Commission (NUC), the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE ) – to collaborate with it to ensure full compliance with the guidelines.
He stated that as usual, the admission-exercise for the 2020/2021 Academic Session would be conducted on the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS).
The board reminded institutions and the public that all forms of illegal and irregular admission has stopped as all admission into Full Time, Distance Learning, Part-Time, Sandwich, must be processed only through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The board therefore warned institutions involved in advertising or selling application forms for admissions into the programmes outside JAMB to stop henceforth.
Oloyede equally stated that no institution will be allowed to recommend or admit any candidate whose UTME score is below the following threshold: Degree — 160; ND — 120; NCE — 100; NID — 100. in addition, no institution can graduate a candidate who has not been a full time student of that institution for at least 2 consecutive years and Affiliated institutions are to adopt the same minimum UTME scores as the mother institutions.
Meanwhile, schools have started announcing Post-UTME screening exercise.