The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has rescheduled the commencement of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) screening for the 2020 admission processes till September 7 in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.
This was announced by the Board Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, on Monday, after a consultative virtual meeting with Vice Chancellors, Rectors, and Provosts of tertiary institutions.
The screening would now hold between September 7 and November 18.
According to the board, the shift in date becomes necessary in order to accommodate candidates who would be taking part in this year’s school-based Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
He explained that WAEC starts the Senior School Certificate Examination on Aug. 17, it will go on till Sept. 7. Similarly, on Sept. 2 or thereabout, NABTEB will commence its own examination that will go on till Oct. 15, and immediately after that, NECO starts from the 5th to Nov.18.
The JAMB boss said institutions whose post-UTME screening was mandatory for candidates would have to spread such exercise in two phases.
“For those institutions who want to take post-UTME, that cannot be earlier than the 7th of September and it will be held twice – from 7th September to 4th of October, and then it will be held for the second time on the 18th of November to mop up those who are taking their school certificate examination,” he said.