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JAMB, Tertiary Institutions Give Fresh Update On 2020 Post-UTME Screening


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has disclosed that the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination screening for the 2020 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education will start from September 7, 2020.

This was announced by the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ish-aq Oloyede after a consultative virtual meeting with Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of tertiary education institutions.

According to the Registrar, the shift from the earlier announced August 2 date was to accommodate candidates who will take this year’s Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by the West African Examination Council.

His words:

“Presently as you are aware, WAEC starts the SSCE on August 17, it will go on till September 7.

“Similarly, on September 21 or thereabout, the National Business and Technical Education Board will commence its own examination that will go on till on October 15, and immediately after that, the National Examination Council starts on November 5 and will hold till November 18.

“Rather than making candidates run; particularly, when they will have to take their exams in different towns and rush to universities elsewhere for post-UTME; like somebody rushing from Sokoto to Ibadan for post-UTME, we believe we should avoid that.

“For the institutions which want to conduct post-UTME tests, it cannot be earlier than September 7 and it will be held twice — September 7 to October 4 — and then it will be held for the second time on November 18 to mop up those who are taking their school certificate examination.”

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