New Date For Post Utme Screening Exercise- JAMB. Read full details about the new post Utme date below.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) together with heads of all tertiary institutions has agree to commence the 2020/2021 post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (p.utme) screening on September 7.
JAMB says the shift in the date of admission processes is to allow students sitting for the 2020 O’ level examinations conducted by the WAEC, NECO, and NABTEB obtain the required O’ level qualifications.
Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, reveals this after a consultative virtual meeting with Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of tertiary institutions.
Statistically, about 1, 352, 988 candidates, who scored 120 and above UTME, are candidates with awaiting results.
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POst Utme Commencement Date
“The view of JAMB is that while we go on consulting at a point when it becomes necessary for decision, we need to come together and take decision.
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 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.”
“For those (institutions) who want to take post-UTME, that cannot be earlier than the 7th of September and it will be held twice- 7 September to 4 October, and then it will be held for the second time on the 18 November to mop up those who are taking their school certificate examination,” he stated.
Institutions whose post-UTME screening is mandatory for candidates would have to spread such exercise in two phases.
Institutions that conduct admissions without the administration of any-post UTME screening should also ensure candidates whose SSCE results will be released towards the end of the year are not denied participation in the admission exercise.
Meanwhile, Oloyede disclosed that the board has withheld the results of candidates that sat for this year’s UTME at Correctional Service Centres (prisons) over suspected infractions.
There are candidates who took exams in the prison yard that we know are not prisoners, so we wrote to the correctional centres to explain how that happened because we didn’t want non-prisoners to take advantage of the concessions we give to inmates,” said, Oloyede