The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed June 15 as the deadline for the 2020 admissions into Nigerian tertiary institutions.
JAMB made the announcement in a statement Sunday morning, noting that admissions are for the JAMB UTME examination held last year.
In statement entitled: 2020 ADMISSIONS: HEADS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS SET 15TH JUNE, 2021 DEADLINE, the examination body urged all candidates to conform to advisories on transfer, change of programmes and institutions.
”All admissions in the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 Academic Session would end by June 15, 2021.
”The decision was collectively taken at a virtual meeting with Heads of Tertiary Institutions in the country on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.’’
Briefing the press later, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), said the meeting with the institutions was aimed at knowing the level they had reached on the 2020/21 Admissions scale.
The essence of the interactive meeting, according to him, was to forestall an endless admission regime generated by the series of disruptions to daily life occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the meeting would enable the Board to put necessary machinery in place for the 2021/2022 UTME/DE Registration Exercise.
The Registrar informed the eminent scholars that only 30 per cent of institutions had started admissions into the 2020/2021 Academic Session.
Oloyede stated there was the need to collectively decide when to close the 2020/2021 Admission Exercise.