The 2020 / 2021 post -Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination screening will commence in Nigeria ’s higher institutions on September 7 .
The agreement was reached at a meeting between the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and Vice -Chancellors , Rectors , and Provosts of tertiary institutions on Monday .
Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is – haq Oloyede , who made the announcement , said the screening would now hold between September 7 and November 18 .
Earlier , the board had issued a guideline for all tertiary institutions to begin their admission with effect from August 20 .
Oloyede said the adjustment in the date would allow students taking the 2020 O ’ level examinations to be able to participate in the screening .
He said, “ Presently as you are aware , WAEC starts the Senior School Certificate Examination on August 17 , it will go on till September 7 .
“ Similarly , on September 21 or thereabout , NABTEB will commence its examination that will go on till on the 15 of October, and immediately after that , NECO starts on the 5 th and will hold till 18 of November .
“ Rather than making candidates run , particularly , when they will have to write their school certificate exam in different towns and rush to university elsewhere for post – UTME , like somebody rushing from Sokoto to Ibadan for post – UTME , we believe as a custodian of the highest sector of the education system , we should avoid that .
“ For those ( institutions ) who want to take post -UTME , that cannot be earlier than the 7th of September and it will be held twice – September 7 to October 4 , and then it will be held for the second time on the 18 November to mop up those who are taking their school certificate examinati
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