JUST IN: 2020 admissions: JAMB announces start date for post UTME


BREAKING: admissions for the year 2020: JAMB reveals the launch date for post UTME

The Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) has been declared by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The screening for the 2020 enrollment processes in universities , polytechnics, and educational colleges will begin on September 7.

JAMB clarified that the change from 21 August was to satisfy candidates taking part in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) that year.

This was made clear by the Registrar Ishaq Oloyede on Monday, after a virtual meeting with Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of tertiary institutions.

He said: “WAEC is currently starting the Senior School Certificate Test on Aug. 17, as you are informed, it will run until Sept. 7. Similarly, on or around Sept. 2 NABTEB will begin its own review, which will proceed until Oct. 15, and directly after that, NECO will commence from Nov. 5th to 18th.

“Rather than making candidates run, particularly, when they will have to write their school certificate exam in different towns and rush to universities elsewhere for post-UTME, like somebody rushing from Sokoto to Ibadan for post-UTME, we believe as a custodian of the highest sector of the education system, we should avoid that.”

Oloyede added that organizations that had required post-UTME screening for applicants would have to distribute such exercise in two phases.

“For those institutions who wish to take post-UTME, it can not be earlier than 7 September and it will take place twice – from 7 September to 4 October, and then it will be arranged for the second time on 18 November to mop up those who are taking their school certificate test,” he added.

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