Minister of Education directs JAMB to begin 2020/2021 admission processes

 Minister of Education directs JAMB to begin 2020/2021 admission processes

The Minister of Education has directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and tertiary institutions, to proceed with the conduct of admissions for the 2020/2021 session.

This was contained within the remarks made by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria in Abuja, on Tuesday.

Adamu, represented by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, urged JAMB and tertiary institutions to think about candidates with last year’s Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) and other qualifying results.

“JAMB and tertiary institutions could cash in of the present situation and consider candidates with previous years Senior School Certificate Examination and other qualifying results to proceed on with the admission process.

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“Whatever arrangement that the country comes up within the long-run will surely accommodate those that are going to be taking the examination when the chance to try to to so is figured out ,” he said.

DAILY POST reported that JAMB has fixed 160 because the cut-off mark for Universities and 120 for Polytechnics.

Admission processes are expected to start in August, supported the rules released by JAMB.

About 612,557 students were offered admission in 2019.