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JAMB To Set New Date For 2020 Admissions

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The Joint Admission Matriculation Board says it is considering fixing a new date for the commencement of 2020 admissions into tertiary institutions.

JAMB To Set New Date For 2020 Admissions
JAMB To Set New Date For 2020 Admissions

This is a result of the changes in the academic calendar for secondary students, particularly those in exiting classes necessitated by COVID-19.

JAMB had initially announced August 22, but will meet with stakeholders on to review on the possibility of a new date.

JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement said that “as a responsive organisation whose mantra is equity and fairness, the Board desires that every aspiring candidate 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.”

It added that “such solutions, when arrived at, would then be forwarded to the relevant Ministries or Agencies for further inputs and necessary approvals.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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