JAMB sets Sept 7 for commencement of 2020 admissions
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has fixed September 7 to commence the 2020 admission processes into the nation's tertiary institutions.
JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who disclosed this after a consultative virtual meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the country, said the shift in the date of the admission process from the 21st August earlier announced, is to accommodate candidates who will be taking part in this year’s school-based Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE.
“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,” Oloyede said.
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