From Frank Ikpefan, Abuja
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given tertiary establishments the nod to start first and second selection admissions for 2020/2021 from August 21.
The board stated the deadline for admissions can be communicated to heads of tertiary establishments at a later date to be decided by the Federal Authorities.
JAMB insisted that the admission processes have to be performed on Central Admission Processing System (CAPS), warning establishments to not bypass the system.
The board stated these in its 2020 admission tips signed by its Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, and launched on Sunday by its Head of Media and Info, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.
“The primary and second selections admission train be performed for all establishments from August 21, 2020, to a later date that will be decided by the Federal Ministry of Training and communicated to all of the establishments.”
“The uncertainties of the Covid-19 make it inconceivable to repair a terminal date,” the board stated.
JAMB defined that the rules for 2020 admission would allow individuals in admission course of to know what to do.
The board warned heads of establishments in opposition to flouting choices of its 2020 coverage assembly, held final month, insisting that every one admissions have to be carried out in trustworthy and clear method.
“The rules clarify the nitty-gritty of the processes of admission of candidates into the Nigerian tertiary establishments.
“All heads of establishments and admission officers are suggested to fastidiously examine and perceive the content material of the doc with a view to implementing it absolutely for a seamless and clear admission train.
“The choices in addition to the coverage directives as contained within the handle of the Honourable Minister of Training on the coverage assembly shall function the rules for the 2020 admissions train.”
“All heads of tertiary establishments are to make sure whole compliance with the rules.
“Sanctions shall be utilized to establishments that violate the choices,” the board stated.
The board stated it has stopped unlawful or irregular admission in any kind, saying all admissions should go by it.
It stated: “All purposes for admissions to First Diploma, Nationwide Diploma (ND), Nationwide Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificates in Training (NCE) into full time, Distance Studying, Half Time, Outreach, Sandwich, and so on, have to be processed solely by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
“Establishments, that are nonetheless concerned in promoting or promoting software varieties for admissions into the programmes, ought to cease henceforth.
“Establishments ought to advise candidates to use to them by JAMB. Duplication of software varieties is just not allowed.
“JAMB and the three regulatory businesses – (Nationwide Universities Fee (NUC), Nationwide Board for Technical Training (NBTE) and Nationwide Fee for Faculties of Training (NCCE) – will be certain that all tertiary establishments adjust to this coverage directive.
“The period of all non-full time research have to be maintained as accepted by the regulatory businesses. That is typically not lower than 150 per cent of the equivalence of full time,” JAMB added.