With the Joint Admission Matriculating Board, JAMB weekly bulletin recently released by its Head of Information and Media, Dr.Fabian Benjamin, the organization is likely to change position on the earlier agreed date for the conduct of 2020/2021 Post-UTME screening and other admission exercises.
According to the report, JAMB has already scheduled meeting with heads of all tertiary institutions in the country on the possibility of considering candidates who will be taking the 2020 O’ level examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), National Examination Council and National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB).
In the JAMB weekly bulletin released, it said: “As a responsible organisation whose mantra is equity and fairness, the board desires that every aspiring candidate who had its UTME be given equal opportunity to compete with his/her peers for the available openings.
“As intellectuals, it is incumbent on the board and the various tertiary institutions to always provide practical solutions to perceived challenges for the smooth running of the sector without being prompted by the government.
“Such solutions, when arrived at, would then be forwarded to the relevant ministries, agencies for further inputs and necessary approvals.
“It is in view of this that the board is working to pre-empt any unpalatable situation that may arise if institution conducts its admissions without accommodating the vast number of candidates that are about to take their O’ level examinations.
“Consequently, the board would at the meeting, be looking at the possibility of ensuring that the various institutions either delay or prolong their screening exercises to accommodate candidates who will be taking the 2020 O’ level examinations conducted by the WAEC and NABTEB.
Recall that in June, during its policy meeting at its Headquarters in Bwari, Abuja, the board had announced that this year’s admission would commence on August 22.