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JAMB 2020 Policy meeting reports

JAMB 2020 Policy Meeting Outcome & Key-Points

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Tuesday June sixteenth, 2020 held the 2020 affirmation strategy meeting to launch the confirmation procedure into the country’s tertiary foundations.

At the gathering the different affirmation national cutoff-marks for Universities, Polytechnic and Colleges of Education where chosen and reported.


JAMB 2020 Policy Meeting Outcome & Key-Points

  • All Admissions in all Tertiary institutions in the country MUST be processed by JAMB.
  • JAMB will henceforth publish cut-off dates of all institutions to guide candidates and general public
  • JAMB & Tertiary Institutions are to ensure that Admissions periods are sacrosanct and must be followed and adhered to
  • 1st choice admissions must be done during the period earmarked for 1st choice
  • Other choices must be processed during the timelines set out for them
  • JAMB would communicate Admissions Programmes, Calendars & Timetables to Tertiary Institutions immediately after this Policy Meeting
  • At the end of the 1st choice period, all candidates not admitted would be pulled out of the institutions’ platform on CAPS & be made available to other willing institutions
  • Any candidate who has chosen an institution as 2nd, 3rd or 4th choice does not need any change of choice or payment to JAMB to be considered for admission during the period of the 2nd choice admission
  • Post-UTME Forms should not be sold more that N2,000
  • Candidates can now confirm their Admission Eligibility Status via the JAMB IBASS Platform
  • JAMB has created a portal for the uploading of  MATRICULATION LIST. Anyone who is not in that list is not a Nigerian Student. And anyone who goes ahead to attend school will not graduate.
  • Currently a total of Eight Hundred and Fifty One [851] Tertiary institutions are in the country
  • Tertiary institutions are pleaded with to accept PASS in Mathematics for Blind Students
  • Students are advised to be FLEXIBLE in choosing their courses, do not keep applying for a course you are denied admission in previous years, try switching or changing to different courses to increase chances of admission
  • Candidates of Distance Learning, Part-Time, Outreach, Sandwich, etc programmes (not required to take the UTME) but ought to be processed through JAMB just as the DE candidates are processed
  •  JAMB has reviewed the [IBASS]- Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System. This is an online system accessible to candidates and tertiary institutions. Institutions can login to this system to change their requirements on the brochure any time if need be. Candidates can equally log on to the system state their requirements and the system will come up with list of institutions such candidates are qualified to be admitted. This will help candidates to easily know the right institutions they need to apply to or change to if need be
  • Wrong names in UTME is due to candidates using another candidate’s profile or ePIN to process registration.
  • Candidates waiting for their results will only be considered when they are uploaded on its website
  • JAMB received requests for lowering of minimum scores from institutions as a waiver to allow candidates to be admitted through CAPS.
  • Institutions should take advantage of IBASS
  • Make a realistic requests including UTME subjects combination & O’ level credit passes
  • Remedial students must also have minimum institutional score
  • Head of institutions or Registrars should personally make such request.

JAMB 2020 Policy Meeting Outcome & Key-Points

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