The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and heads of various tertiary institutions in the country have agreed to conclude all 2020/2021 admissions by June 15.
In a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin in Abuja, JAMB said that public universities would conclude admissions a month ahead of private institutions, polytechnics, and colleges of education.
According to the JAMB, heads of institutions and itself reached the agreement at a virtual meeting on Wednesday (February 24) during which issues concerning admissions process were discussed.
“All admissions in the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 Academic Session would end by June 15. The decision was collectively taken at a virtual meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the country on 24th February 2021,” it said.
The board said that the meeting was aimed at knowing the level the institutions had reached on the 2020/21 admissions scale.
JAMB added that the essence of the interactive session was to forestall an endless admission regime generated by disruptions to daily life occasioned especially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It said that the meeting was also to enable the board to put necessary machineries in place for the 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry Registration.
According to him, only 30% of institutions has commenced admissions into the 2020/2021 Academic Session.
“Stakeholders collectively agreed that all public universities would be expected to finish admissions on or before 15th May, while private universities would complete theirs at the agreed date of June 15. This also includes all IEIs (Innovation Enterprise Institutions), polytechnics and colleges of education.
“The decision on the chosen deadlines remains sacrosanct and binding on all institutions. The board will not tolerate breach of the collective decision reached,” it said.
JAMB said that it would announce, in a week’s time, the commencement date for the sale of application documents for the 2021/2022 Academic Session.
JAMB also urged all institutions to adhere strictly to advisories issued to them on inter-university transfers, intra-university transfers, foreign inter-university transfers and fresh foreign candidates.