The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced June 15 as the deadline for the 2020/2021 admissions into tertiary institutions in the country.

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NAN reports that Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s head of media and publicity, broke the news in a statement on Sunday.

According to JAMB, the directive followed its agreement with heads of institutions during a virtual meeting held on February 24.

The board said public varsities would conclude admissions a month before their private counterparts, polytechnics, and colleges of education.

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“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,” the statement read.

The board also said that the meeting was aimed at knowing the level at which the institutions had reached on the 2020/21 admissions scale.

It added that such was also to enable the board to put necessary measures in place for the 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registrations.

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It disclosed that only 30% of institutions have commenced admissions into the 2020/2021 academic session.

JAMB also said it would announce the commencement date for the sale of application forms for the 2021/2022 academic session in a week’s time.

The board enjoined 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.

It also advised institutions to adhere to advisories on change of programmes and other essential processes relating to admission.

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The board said such adherence is to avoid bickerings that could endanger the future of candidates and their subsequent mobilisation for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

It added that the transfer of candidates within institutions locally or internationally was acceptable but must follow due process.

JAMB said that as a responsible organisation and gatekeeper, it would not allow the process to be circumvented to allow unqualified candidates to gain access to the country’s institutions.

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