- JAMB has issued a crucial update on the 2020/2021 admission
- This is as the examination board disclosed that its admission portal is now open
- Institutions including polytechnics and colleges of education can now upload names of shortlisted applicants
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the opening of its portal for the institutions to upload names of applicants who have been shortlisted for the 2020/2021 admission.
This was announced by the board's registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, in Abuja on Tuesday, January 5, The Nation reports.
According to the JAMB registrar, all the admission processes will go through the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) for approval.
“Take note also that admission is not just for universities. There are polytechnics and colleges of education and except for the closure because of COVID-19, they are not affected by the strike."
Sale of forms not yet official
Meanwhile, JAMB disclosed that it had not commenced the sale of forms for 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The examination body made this known on Monday, January 4, through a weekly bulletin of the office of the registrar. JAMB also warned the prospective candidates to be wary of the rumour mongers and fraudsters, adding that the clarification became necessary because of fake news.
The examination board also attributed the delay in the sale of the form to the prevailing COVID-19 crisis in the country.
JAMB, however, disclosed it would conclude arrangements soon on the sale of the form.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the JAMB rewarded the five best performing tertiary institutions in the country with a total sum of N375 million for their outstanding performance.
The minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, revealed this on Thursday, December 17, while delivering a keynote address at JAMB’s second edition of the National Tertiary Admissions Performance Merit Award for 2019, in Abuja.
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