The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has made it clear that the board has not cancelled or deferred any admission to Universities, Polytechnics, or Colleges of Education as a result of the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, confirmed this.
Oloyede revealed this shortly before he opened the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, in Abuja.
He said that the onus of taking students lies in the individual universities.
According to him, some schools are still in their 2020/2021 session, others are in the 2021/22 academic session. And some other schools are in their 2022/2023 session.
Nonetheless, he advised candidates to interact with the schools to know the particular session they are running.
Oloyede maintained that JAMB has not cancelled any admission for any session and that no admission by the board has elapsed or will elapse.
He advised students seeking admission to contact the school of their choice on their current session.
JAMB announces new guidelines for UTME
The exam body has listed new guidelines for future processes, including the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
JAMB confirmed this in its Weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar in Abuja.
This includes new ways to further improve the conduct of the UTME. This includes accreditation centres, registration of candidates, examination process, results management and general administration.
“It became necessary for the board to modify its operations towards achieving far-reaching improvements. On various issues emanating from the registration process and biometric challenges, among other operational procedures.
“Hence, no new Computer-Based Test centre would be accredited without meeting the new requirements.”