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JAMB opens up on the issue of admission process- schools are to conduct two-phase post UTME screening

The joint admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) through the board's registrar, professor Isiaq oloyede has stated the reason why institutions should conduct their post utme screening exercise in two phases.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at the consultative virtual meeting held on Monday, July 10, 2020, Had disclosed that the date which admission process will commence for all universities, polytechnics and colleges of education be September 7, 2020.


The board had earlier announced August 21, 2020, to be the date for the commencement of the admission process of candidates into their various choice of institutions. But the decision has been rescinded by the board yesterday at the consultative virtual meeting which the board met with all vice-chancellors, provosts and rectors of institutions.


However, the board stated that the reason for the postponement of the date which admission process will commence as a measure to ease the pressure on candidates who are yet to write their Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (SSCE) and who will be writing from August 17 to September 7, 2020.

The board's registrar stated, "The view of JAMB is that while we go on consulting at a point when it becomes necessary for decision, we should all come together and take decision. Presently as you are aware, WAEC starts the Senior School Certificate Examination on 17 August, it will go on till 7th of September.

“Similarly, on the 21 of September or thereabout, NABTEB will commence its own examination that will go on till on the 15 of October, and immediately after that, NECO starts on the 5th and will hold till 18 of November."


The board also stated that the institutions should conduct their post utme screening exercise in two parts in order to provide chance for the candidates who are writing SSSCE and to avoid clash in the examination and Post utme screening.

Professor Isiaq Oloyede stated, “For those (institutions) who want to take post-UTME, that cannot be earlier than the 7th of September and it will be held twice- 7 September to 4 October, and then it will be held for the second time on the 18 November to mop up those who are taking their school certificate examination.”

The board stated their reason why the institutions should conduct two phases Post utme screening to be a means to ensure that all candidates writing their SSSCE examination are able to sit for the post utme screening of their schools without any clash in the two examinations.

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