JAMB announces deadline for 2020 admission into Nigerian universities, polytechnics

JAMB announces deadline for 2020 admission into Nigerian universities, polytechnics

- JAMB and tertiary institutions have reached an agreement on the closure of admissions for the 2020/2021 academic session

- The exam body announced different admission deadlines for public universities and private universities

- The organisation sends warning to tertiary institutions ahead of the deadline

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Prospective candidates seeking to gain entrance into Nigerian tertiary institutions are expected to complete their admission process on or before June 15, 2021.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) made the announcement in a statement on Sunday morning, February 28, Premium Times reported.

The exam body said the deadline was agreed on after a virtual meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the country on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

JAMB announces deadline for 2020 admission into tertiary institutions
Final year students of Agidinbi Senior Grammar School, Ikeja, Lagos. Photo: Olukayode Jaiyeola
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The statement read in part:

“After a robust and insightful deliberation, members collectively agreed that all public universities are expected to finish their admissions on or before 15th May, 2021, while the private universities and all IEIs, polytechnics and COEs would complete theirs at the agreed date of 15th June, 2021.''

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The Nation reported that the JAMB registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede said the meeting with the institutions was aimed at knowing the level they had reached on the 2020/21 admissions scale.

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He urged all tertiary institutions to adhere to the deadline, warning that JAMB would not tolerate any breaches of the set date.

In another news, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASUU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have suspended their three weeks strike.

The Cable reported that both unions arrived at the decision after signing a memorandum of action with the federal government.

The unions said following the agreement, the strike will be called off at 12 am on Friday, February 26.

Meanwhile, a report by The Punch indicates that Katsina state boarding schools have been directed to reopen on Tuesday, March 2.

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The directive was announced on Sunday, February 28, by Badamosi Charanchi, the state commissioner for education.

Charanchi clarifying the directive after he met top officials in his ministry, said boarding students in the four command schools in the state are to resume fully.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.

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