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JAMB, Institutions set deadline for 2020/21 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and heads of various tertiary institutions in the country have agreed to conclude all 2020/2021 admissions by June 15.

In a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin in Abuja, JAMB said that public universities would conclude admissions a month ahead of private institutions, polytechnics and colleges of education.

According to the JAMB, heads of institutions and themselves reached the agreement at a virtual meeting on Wednesday (Feb. 24) during which issues concerning the admissions process were discussed.

”All admissions in the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 Academic Session would end by June 15.

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”The decision was collectively taken at a virtual meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the country on 24th February 2021,” it said.

The board said that the meeting was aimed at knowing the level the institutions had reached on the 2020/21 Admissions scale.

JAMB added that the essence of the interactive session was to forestall an endless admission regime generated by disruptions to daily life occasioned especially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It said that the meeting was also to enable the board to put necessary machinery in place for 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry Registration.

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