The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said that the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) screening for the 2020 admission processes will now begin on September, 7, 2020 in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country.

Speaking after a consultative virtual meeting with vice chancellors, rectors, and provosts of tertiary education institutions in Abuja on Monday, Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said that the development was to enable the board to accommodate candidates who will be taking part in the 2020 school-based Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

Recall that the examination body had earlier announced August 21 for the examination but Professor Oloyede while announcing the new date said that after meeting with stakeholders, it became necessary to shift the day forward in order not to leave some students behind.

He said, ‘’the view of JAMB is that while we go on consulting at a point when it becomes necessary for decision, we should all come together and take decision. Presently as you are aware, the Senior School Certificate Examination starts on August 17 through of September 7.

“Similarly, on September 21, NABTEB will commence its own examination that will run through October 15 immediately after that, NECO will commence on October 5 through to November 18.

“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’’.

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