THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed September 7 for the 2020/2021 post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening.
JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede made the disclosure on Monday shortly after a consultative virtual meeting with Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of tertiary institutions.
Oloyede said, “The view of JAMB is that while we go on consulting at a point when it becomes necessary for decision, we should all come together and take decision.
“Presently as you are aware, WAEC starts the Senior School Certificate Examination on 17 August, it will go on till 7th of September.
“Similarly, on the 21 of September 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 5th 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- 7 September to 4 October, and then it will be held for the second time on the 18 November to mop up those who are taking their school certificate examination.”