The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that all admissions in the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 Academic Session will end by 15th June, 2021.
The decision was collectively taken at a virtual meeting with Heads of Tertiary Institutions in the country, a statement issued by the Board’s spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin said on Sunday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, in his remark, said the meeting with the institutions was aimed at knowing the level they had reached on the 2020/21 Admissions scale.
Oloyede said the essence of the interactive meeting was to forestall an endless admission regime generated by the series of disruptions to daily life occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the meeting would enable the Board to put necessary machinery in place for the 2021/2022 UTME/DE Registration Exercise.
The Registrar had earlier informed the gathering of eminent scholars that only 30 per cent of institutions had started admissions into the 2020/2021 Academic Session.
He stated that there was the need to collectively decide when to close the 2020/2021 Admission Exercise, adding that the proposal was for Public Universities to end admissions four weeks ahead of Private Universities, the Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and IEIs.
“After a robust and insightful deliberation, members collectively agreed that all public universities are expected to finish their admissions on or before 15th May, 2021, while the private universities and all IEIs, polytechnics and COEs would complete theirs at the agreed date of 15th June, 2021,” he said.
Prof.Oloyede reiterated that the chosen deadlines remained sacrosanct and binding on all institutions as the Board would not tolerate any breaches of the collective decision reached at the meeting.
He said the Board would announce in a week’s time the commencement date for the sale of application documents for the 2021/2022 Academic Session.