JAMB Fixes New Date For Post-UTME Screening

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JAMB straightnews

 The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed a new date for the

commencement of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME)

screening for the 2020/2021 admission processes.

JAMB anounced that the screening would begin not earlier than September 7, 2020, in

universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country.

The Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, announced the new date on Monday in

Abuja after a consultative virtual meeting with vice-chancellors, rectors, and provosts of

tertiary education institutions.

Oloyede explained that the shift in the date of the admission process from the earlier

announced date of August 21 was to accommodate candidates who would be taking part in

this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The Federal Government had announced that the examination, administered by the

West African Examinations Council (WAEC) annually, would commence on Monday, August 17.

“Presently as you are aware, WAEC starts the Senior School Certificate Examination on

August 17, it will go on till September 7,” Professor Oloyede said.

He added, “On September 21 or thereabout, NABTEB will commence its 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.

“Rather than making candidates run, particularly, when they will have to write their school

certificate exam in different towns and rush to university 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.”

The JAMB’s registrar commended the various submissions made by the heads of tertiary

institutions during the meeting.

He said institutions that conduct admission exercise without the administration of any-post

UTME screening should also ensure candidates whose SSCE results would be released

towards the end of the year were not denied participation in the process.

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The Professor also revealed that the Board has withheld the results of candidates that sat for

this year’s UTME at correctional service centres (prisons) over suspected infractions.

He said, “For those (institutions) who want to take post-UTME, that cannot be earlier than

the 7th of September and it will be held twice – September 7 to October 4, 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.”