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UTME2020: Admission exercise starts August 21, JAMB declares

The Joint Admissions matriculation Board has ordered all institutions to start making the first and second choice of admission with effect from August 21, 2020.

While ordering institutions to refrain from advertising or selling application forms for some programs listed, the organization told them to advise applicants to apply for programs through their offices. .

JAMB spokesman Dr Fabian Benjamin, who gave directions in the 2020 admission guidelines published to journalists in Abuja on Sunday, warned that duplication of application forms was not allowed.

The guidelines which insisted that the application for admission into all forms of program in higher education institutions should be conducted by JAMB, also warned that all admissions exercises should be performed on the central system of processing of admissions.

Benjamin stressed that sanctions would be applied to any institution that violates any of the guidelines.

Meanwhile, JAMB called on computerized test centres to obey all official protocols on the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to his weekly newsletter, JAMB Registrar Professor Is-haq Oloyede urged CBT owners and operators to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously in a web-based meeting to discuss new processes commercial. Under the existing COVID-19 pantry.

The guideline reads in part: “All applications for admission to first degree, national diploma, national innovation diploma and Nigerian certificate in full-time education, distance education, part-time, awareness, sandwich, etc.., Must be processed only via JAMB.

“Institutions wishing to post ads can do so by advising applicants who have applied for the current higher education unified marriage exam to visit their institution as the first choice rather than asking applicants to buy.” another application form or apply. This is to avoid the problem of double registration which constitutes a violation of JAMB's mandate.

“The admission exercise for the 2020/2021 academic session would be conducted on CAPS. No institution is authorized to publish, announce, display or paste the name (s) of the candidate admitted without prior approval of the name on CAPS. In fact, the exercise should only be performed on CAPS.

The first and second choice admission exercises will be conducted for all institutions from August 21, 2020 to a later date to be determined by the Federal Ministry of Education and communicated to all institutions. The uncertainties of COVID-19 make it impossible to set a deadline

“All institutions must conduct their admissions exercises as part of the approved program for 1st and 2nd choice respectively. At the end of the period, any establishment that has not admitted will no longer have candidates on its CAPS platform.

“The political guidelines for the 2020 admission exercises approved by the political meeting and the directives of the Honourable Minister of Education must be officially communicated to the institutions by July 15, 2020 at the latest.”


While warning that institutes should not charge more than N2,000 for any form of selection or that candidates directly or indirectly incur other expenses related to selection, JAMB cautioned against any request for photography or biometric data. By any institution.

“No institution is authorized to collect or request photographs or biological data

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