- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced an update for candidates
- The exam board has told candidates to book an appointment before visiting its office
- Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the head of media and information explained that this is in line with NCDC safety protocols
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Amid the spread of COVID-19 that is raving the country, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday, July 1, told candidates to book an appointment via the phone before visiting its offices for any transaction.
This was disclosed by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, head of media and information in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Benjamin went on to note that as from Thursday, July 2, candidates can begin booking appointments to visit the office of the examination board.
According to the board's head of media, this development is in line with the safety protocols provided by the NCDC to curb the spread of COVID-19.
”Before this time, candidates had been calling the board concerning one or two issues and need to visit our offices physically to get these issues sorted out.
”With the ease of inter-state movement lockdown, for instance, those who have been yearning to visit our (JAMB) offices nationwide can now do so by booking an appointment with our officials, in order to get the necessary attention, while keeping safe,” he said.
Benjamin urged candidates who need to visit the JAMB office to book an appointment by using the phone number used to buy the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) pin to fail *55019# and follow the instructions.
He also added that this ensures that JAMB offices are free from crowd in order to maintain safety standards.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that JAMB set 160 and above as the cut-off mark for admission into universities across the country for the 2020/2021 academic session.
JAMB made the disclosure in an announcement by its registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede in Abuja on Tuesday, June 16.
Oloyede also announced that polytechnics cut-off marks are pegged at 120 and above while Colleges of Education’s cut-off mark is 100 and above.
The cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions were released after the 2020 policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions which was held virtually.
Following a report that a cut-off mark has been set for Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) candidates, JAMB has clarified that news.
According to JAMB, there is no particular national minimum UTME score for universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country.
This was disclosed by the head of media and information. He said the UTME mark was not the sole determinant for placement of candidates in tertiary institutions.
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