UTME 2020: JAMB Shifts Admission Date Due To SSCE

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shifted the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) screening for the 2020 admission processes to 7 September, 2020 in Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in the country.

JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, revealed this on Monday after a consultative virtual meeting with vice chancellors, rectors, and provosts of tertiary education institutions.

The board stated that the shift in the date of the admission process from the earlier announced 22 August, is to accommodate candidates who will be taking part in this year’s school-based Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

According to him, “Presently as you are aware, WAEC starts the Senior School Certificate Examination on 17 August, it will go on till 7th of September.

Similarly, on the 21 of September or thereabout, NABTEB will commence its own 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,” Oloyede said.

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