Jamb Releases New Date For Post – UTME Screening

By Chinenye Festus:-
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has announced the new date for the commencement of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) screening for the 2020 admission processes.
He made the announcement on Monday in Abuja after a consultative virtual meeting with vice-chancellors, rectors, and provosts of tertiary education institutions.
He said the shift from the earlier date announced which is August 21 is to accommodate candidates who will be taking part in The West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
“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.
“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 Federal Government had announced that the examination, which is administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) annually, would commence on Monday next week.
The Jamb Registrar commended the submissions made by head of tertiary institutions during the meeting. He said their goal is to carry everyone along, he also said that 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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