Despite the fact that the novel, is still battling with the country, the board that sees to admission processes in Nigeria, that is The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has instructed all institutions to start the conduct of the first and second choice admission exercise with effect from August 21, 2020.
The board then reiterated that institutions across the country should avoid from advertising or selling application forms for admissions into some programmes, the board now advise candidates to apply for the programmes through its office.
The board now roll out some guidelines through the board spokesperson, Dr . Fabian Benjamin, the guidelines which insisted that application for admission into all forms of programme in tertiary institutions must be conducted by JAMB, also warned that all admission exercise must be conducted on the Central Admission Processing System. He reiterated that sanctions would be applied to any institution that violates any of the guidelines .
Also, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is -haq Oloyede, had urged CBT owners and operators to take the COVID - 19 pandemic serious during a web- hosted meeting to deliberate on new operational processes under the pandemic, COVID - 19 dispensation.
The guideline roll out by the board 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 site. Prof Oloyede through his spokesperson, added that this is to prevent the issue of double registration which is a violation of the JAMB mandate.
More so, he included that 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. Prof . Oloyede said the end for the admission process is yet to be determined but will be concluded by the Federal Ministry of Education.
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