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2020 University Admission To Begin By August 21, says JAMB

2020 University Admission To Begin By August 21, says JAMB


2020 University Admission To Begin By August 21, says JAMB


The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board has instructed all institutions to start the conduct of the first and second choice admission starting from August 21.


While informing institutions to cease from selling forms for admissions into some programmes, JAMB urged them to encourage possibility to apply for the projects through its office.


The representative for JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who gave the directives in the 2020 admission guidelines released in Abuja on Sunday, cautioned that duplication of application forms was not permitted.


2020 University Admission To Begin By August 21, says JAMB


The guidelines additionally cautioned that all admission task must be done on the Central Admission Processing System.


Benjamin focused on that sanctions would be applied to any institution that abuses any piece of the rules.


The guideline reads in part, “All applications for admissions to First Degree, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education into full-time, distance learning, part-time, outreach, sandwich, etc, must be processed only through JAMB.


“Institutions that desire to place advertisement can do so by advising candidates who applied for the current Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to change to their institution as first choice rather than requesting the candidates to purchase another application form or apply. This is to prevent the issue of double registration which is a violation of the JAMB mandate.


“The admission-exercise for the 2020/2021 academic session would be conducted on CAPS. No institution is allowed to publish, announce, exhibit or paste any name(s) of admitted candidate without prior approval of the name on CAPS. Indeed, the exercise is to be fully conducted only on CAPS


“The first second choices admission exercises should be conducted for all institutions from August 21, 2020, to a later date that would be determined by the Federal Ministry of Education and communicated to all the institutions. The uncertainties of the COVID-19 make it impossible to fix a terminal date.”


While cautioning institutions not to charge above N2,000 for any type of screening or cause contender to bring about other screening-related costs legitimately or in a roundabout way, JAMB cautioned against any solicitation for photo or biometric information from candidates by any institution.


2020 University Admission To Begin By August 21, says JAMB


On the upgrade from UTME to the Direct Entry in the 2020 admission session, JAMB expressed that candidates who took the 2020 UTME but later obtained higher qualifications either A-levels or its equivalent, could apply to change the UTME to the DE for free.


However, JAMB has spoken to Computer-Based Test centres to comply with every single official protocols on the COVID-19 pandemic.


As indicated by its weekly bulletin, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, said this during a web-hosted meeting to consider on new operational procedures under the COVID-19 regulation.


He stated, “Obey all rules to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We don’t want your centres to be a ground or platform for the spread of the virus. We urge you not to expose your own life, the life of your workers, candidates and clients coming to your centres.


“You are enjoined to adhere strictly to all the National Centre for Disease Control and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Protocols when relating with candidates and the public.” 


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