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JAMB to commence 2020 Admission by August 21

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The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) in a recent release have directed that various academic institutions should begin conducting admission exercise from the 21st of August.

This was contained in a directive on the 2020 admission guidelines released to newsmen by the JAMB through its spokesperson, Dr. FABIAN Benjamin, in Abuja on Sunday.

JAMB warns that the duplication of forms are not allowed and urged institutions to stop advertising some listed programmes, insisting that all admissions into any form of programme into any educational institution should be through JAMB.

The Organization reiterated all admission processes should be done through the JAMB’s Central Admission Processing System (CAPS), as any institution who fails to adhere strictly to this guidelines will be sanctioned.

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Furthermore, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in it’s deliberations on new operational guidelines during the extant COVID-19 pandemic dispensation,urged all Comouter-Based Testing Centres to ensure strict observation of the COVID-19 preventive measures.

The directive went on to state that the policy guidelines for the 2020 admission exercise approved under the directives of the Honorable Minister of Education in the policy meeting, will be made available officially to institutions on or before 15th of July 2020.

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Nonetheless, the Organization warned institutions against charging above N2,000 for any form or directly or indirectly make candidate pay any extra fee in relation to screening, JAMB also warned against requesting for biometric data or passport photographs from candidates by any institution.

All applications for admissions to First Degree, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education into Full Time, Distance Learning, Part Time, Outreach, Sandwich, etc, must be processed only through JAMB, the guideline said.

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Also the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board in it’s release directive emphasized that the 2020 admission will be conducted on a schedule of first and second choices which would have an expiration date, and any institution who fails to conduct it’s admission during this period would not be able to do so any longer.

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