The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has published that it is thinking about a brand new date for the graduation of the 2020 admission workout into tertiary establishments.
That is because the board introduced that it’ll meet the heads of all tertiary establishments on Monday, 10th August 2020 (day after today) to make a decision on the potential of moving the dates.
Naija Information remembers JAMB had previous mounted 22nd August 2020 for the graduation of this yr’s admission workout however in a remark on Sunday, the board disclosed that it is thinking about a shift in date with the intention to accommodate some problems necessitated by way of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Giving additional main points, the board famous that the transfer is to deal with scholars who’ve been not able to jot down their O’stage examinations on account of the COVID-19 outbreak and might be setting out identical with WAEC assessments later in August.
This was once made recognized by way of JAMB in its weekly Bulletin made to be had to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday night time.
It added that the scheduled assembly will imagine and agree at the modification of the sooner agreed date for the habits of Put up-UTME screening and different processes.
“As intellectuals, it’s incumbent at the Board and the more than a few tertiary establishments to all the time supply sensible answers to perceived demanding situations for the sleek working of the field with out being precipitated by way of the federal government. Such answers, when arrived at, would then be forwarded to the related Ministries or Businesses for additional inputs and important approvals.
“It’s in view of this that the Board is operating to pre-empt any unpalatable state of affairs that can stand up if establishments habits their admissions with out accommodating the huge collection of applicants which are about to take their O’stage examinations.
“As a result, the Board would, on the assembly, be having a look at the potential of making sure that the more than a few establishments both lengthen or extend their screening workout routines to deal with applicants who might be taking the 2020 O’stage Examinations to be performed by way of WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, and so on.
“The general public will recall that owing to the lockdown occasioned by way of COVID-19 pandemic, applicants who had sat the Board’s UTME below the Looking forward to Effects stipulation have been not able to take the Senior Faculty Certificates Examinations performed by way of the West Africa Exam Council (WAEC), Nationwide Examinations Council (NECO), Nationwide Industry and Technical Exam Board (NABTEB) and so on., as scheduled.
“It will even be recalled that owing to the additional rest of the COVID-19-inspired restrictions by way of the Federal Govt, the West African Exam Council has mounted the graduation of its examinations from 17th August 2020, and finish them on 12th September 2020; Nationwide Industry and Technical Schooling Board would habits its collection of examinations from 21st September 2020, to 15th October 2020, whilst the Nationwide Examinations Council would start its personal exam from fifth October and finish identical on 17th November 2020,” JAMB said.
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