The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has today directed all higher institutions to begin the conduct of the first and second choice admission exercise as from August 21, 2020.
The Spokesperson of the Examination body, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, while disclosing the new development enjoined all institutions to desist from selling application forms to admission seekers.
He rather ordered the directing institutions to direct the admission seekers to apply for the programmes through their office.
Benjamin revealed that sanctions would be applied to any institution that violates any of the guidelines released by the examination board and warned that duplication of application forms was not allowed.
Part of the guidelines, as released byJAMB insists that application for admission into all forms of programme in tertiary institutions must be conducted by JAMB and also warned that all admission exercises is to be held on the Central Admission Processing System.
"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 statement reads.
According to a weekly bulletin credit to the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, date for commencement of the first and second choices admission exercise is August 21, 2020.
The statement reads: “The first and 2nd choices admission exercises 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."
He said the uncertainties of the COVID-19 make it impossible to fix a terminal date.
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