2020 UTME: JAMB Reveals When Admission Exercise Will Begin

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the admission process for the 2020 United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will commence from August 21, 2020. The Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this when he released the 2020 admission guidelines to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday. He warned academic institutions to desist from […]

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The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the admission process for the 2020 United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will commence from August 21, 2020.

The Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this when he released the 2020 admission guidelines to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

He warned academic institutions to desist from advertising or selling application forms for admissions into some listed programmes.

According to the guidelines, all application for admission must be conducted by JAMB.

JAMB also warned that all admission exercise must be conducted on ITS Central Admission Processing System (CAPS).

The guideline reads in part: “The admission-exercise for the 2020/2021 academic session would be conducted on CAPS. No institution is allowed to publish, announce, exhibit or paste any name(s) of admitted candidate without prior approval of the name on CAPS. Indeed, the exercise is to be fully conducted only on CAPS.

“The first and 2nd choices admission-exercises be conducted for all institutions from August 21 2020 to a later date that would be determined by the Federal Ministry of Education and communicated to all the institutions. The uncertainties of the COVID-19 make it impossible to fix a terminal date.

“All institutions are to conduct their admission-exercises within the approved schedule for 1st and second choices respectively. At the expiration of the period, any institution that failed to have conducted its admission will no longer have the candidates on its platform in CAPS.

“Policy guidelines for 2020 admission-exercises as approved by the policy meeting and the directives by the Honorable Minister of Education shall be formally communicated to the institutions on or before 15th July, 2020.”

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