Education

JAMB Directs Schools to Begin 1st & 2nd Choice Admission on August 21

Nigerian tertiary institutions have been directed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to commence the conduct of the 1st and 2nd choice admission as from August 21.

Dr Benjamin Fabian, who is the Boards spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Board gave the directive in its 2020 admission guidelines.

Dr Fabian, in the guidelines, warned institutions against duplication of forms, adding that they should desist from selling forms for admissions into some listed programmes.

“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.

“Institutions that desire to place advertisement can do so by advising candidates who applied for the current Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to change to their institution as first choice rather than requesting the candidates to purchase another application form or apply.

“This is to prevent the issue of double registration which is a violation of the JAMB mandate,” he said.

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