Has JAMB started giving admission to UTME and the Direct Entry Candidates in 2020?
Just recently some candidates seeking admission asked me about when JAMB will start giving admission in the 2020/2021 session. My replies were hard on then but read on my explanation breaking down how admission processes are being organized in Nigeria especially this session.
To clear your doubt, JAMB has NOT started giving admission to the 2020 UTME and D.E candidates. The news concerning candidates that are yet to accept their admission was referring to 2019 candidates. It has nothing to do with 2020 candidates.
In fact, Post UTME Forms for various Universities are still being released, and JAMB recently announced the general cut off marks for all schools.
JAMB Admission Process Follows the below Pattern:
- JAMB registration and examination date
- The release of JAMB results
- JAMB sending results/scores to various institutions
- General and departmental Cut off Marks.
- Uploading of awaiting results to JAMB portal
- Post UTME examination and admission screening hold.
- Various institutions send a list of successful candidates to Jamb via the JAMB CAPS portal.
- JAMB and Schools start releasing admission lists for candidates to check.
- Original result slip and Jamb admission letter printing.
In the meantime, all admission seekers for the 2020 session should relax and wait until JAMB officially announces the resumption of activities for the year, obviously after the lockdown. Then, activities such as change of institutions and courses, the printing of results, and more can continue as usual.
Any admission lists news should be addressing last admission seekers. 2020 candidates shouldn’t expect any admission offers until all post UTMEs and screenings are done for the year 2020.