- JAMB is already making preparations for the commencement of the 2021/2022 academic session
- The examination body also gave updates about the deadline for admissions into Nigerian tertiary institutions
- The organisation urged academic institutions to adhere to directives regarding the admission process
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it will announce the commencement date for the sale of application documents for the 2021/2022 academic session by next week.
The examination body made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday, February 28, The Punch reported.
JAMB also disclosed that candidates seeking to gain entrance into Nigerian tertiary institutions are expected to complete their admission process on or before June 15, 2021.
It said the deadline was agreed on after a virtual meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the country on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
The organisation urged all tertiary institutions to adhere to the deadline, warning that JAMB would not tolerate any breaches of the set date.
Meanwhile, in what will excite many parents and students, especially those who want to read humanities in the Colleges of Education, Ishaq Oloyede has advocated that mathematics as a subject is unnecessary.
Professor Oloyede who is the registrar of JAMB disclosed this on Tuesday, February 23, in Abuja.
Also, he warned Provosts of Colleges of Education against the conduct of illegal admissions, Nigerian Tribune reports.
In another news, the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to shut down schools in the country over the reoccurring abduction of students by armed gangs.
The national secretary of the NUT, Mike Ene told Vanguard that the lives of students and teachers were no longer safe.
Ene said the union will shut down schools nationwide if it becomes unsafe for teachers and students to be in schools.
Still on education, the Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, February 25 signed three bills for the establishment of new universities in the state.
Speaking at the ceremony at the Government House, Asaba, the Delta state capital, Governor Okowa commended the House of Assembly for the prompt passage of the bills.
The bills, which were presented to Okowa for assent by the Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, were for the University of Delta, Agbor; Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai and the University of Science and Technology, Ozoro.
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