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2020 Admission: JAMB announces date for policy meeting

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB, has scheduled its 2020 Policy Meeting of all tertiary education institutions in the country for 16th June 2020.

The Policy Meeting which will set modalities for the 2020 admission into tertiary education institutions in the country is expected to come up with a cut-off mark for candidates that sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Head of Media of the Board, said the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, will preside over the event.

The Board also revealed that the 2020 Policy Meeting will be held online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

According to the board, “The meeting will discuss critical issues bordering on the advances made in the educational sector in the last one year in addition to setting the tone for the 2020/2021 Admission exercise.

The meeting will also chart policy directions for the nation’s tertiary institutions, set admission guidelines, and make a holistic review of application statistics, performance as well as evaluate the 2019 admissions exercise.

The meeting, in addition to other deliberations, would take a stand on concessional and acceptable minimum admissions standards to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

The meeting would be streamed live on the Board’s website; www.jamb.gov.ng, its Facebook, JAMBulletin, and other social media platforms,” the Board said.

Meanwhile, candidates who registered and sat for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with the hope of using this year’s May/June Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) may face challenges in the 2020/2021 admission process into tertiary education institutions in the country.

This is as a result of the indefinite postponement of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the National Examination Council-SSCE occasioned by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) which normally conducts the school-based WASSCE between May/June said it is not contemplating any plan to hold the exam for now until schools are reopened.

Source: Voice of Nigeria