JAMB Says Considering New Date For 2020 Admission Process

SAN FRANCISCO, August 10, (THEWILL) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says that it has become expedient for the commission to rethink some of the previous decisions made concerning 2020 schools admission exercise due to recent changes in academic calendar for secondary students. The decision is being made to accommodate those in graduating from secondary school.

JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement said: “As a responsive organisation whose mantra is equity and fairness, the Board desires that every aspiring candidate who had taken its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) be given equal opportunity to compete with peers for the available openings.

“This is the reason for another meeting with all the institutions with a view to amending the earlier and mutually-agreed date for the conduct of Post-UTME screening and other processes.

“As intellectuals, it is incumbent on JAMB and the various tertiary institutions to always provide practical solutions to perceived challenges for the smooth running of the sector without being prompted by the government. Such solutions, when arrived at, would then be forwarded to the relevant Ministries or Agencies for further inputs and necessary approvals.

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“It’s in view of this that the Board is working to pre-empt any unpalatable situation that may arise if institutions conduct their admissions without accommodating the vast number of candidates that are about to take their O’level examinations.”

JAMB had earlier announced August 22nd as the date for commencement of 2020 admission exercise.