JAMB fixes date for commencement of 2020 admissions

JAMB fixes date for commencement of 2020 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has issued guidelines to all heads of tertiary institutions for the 2020 admission exercise.

The board also told all institutions to begin admission for candidates for first and second choices on August 21, 2020.

In the document sent to all vice-chancellors, rectors, and provosts of universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education,

the JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, warned against disregarding decisions of its 2020 policy meeting, held on June 16.

Mr. Oloyede insisted that they must carry all admissions out in an honest and transparent manner.

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“The 1st and 2nd Choices Admission-Exercise be conducted for all institutions from 21st August 2020

to a later date, the Federal Ministry of Education would determine that and communicate to all the institutions,”

he said, adding that “the uncertainties of the COVID-19 make it impossible to fix a terminal date.”

The guideline

Furthermore, Mr. Oloyede pointed out that they expect the guideline for the 2020 admission exercise to guide all the participants in the admission process.

“We advise all heads of institutions and admission officers to carefully study

and understand the content of the document to implement it fully for a seamless and transparent admission exercise,” he said.

According to him, the decisions, and the policy directives as contained in the

education’s address minister at the policy meeting shall serve as the guidelines for the 2020 exercise.

“All Heads of Tertiary Institutions are to ensure total compliance with the guidelines.

We shall apply sanctions to institutions that violate the decisions,” he warned

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