200,000 UTME candidates admitted as December deadline nears
About 200,000 out of the 1 . 8 million 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates have been admitted so far into universities , according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
The board , in an exclusive mail to our correspondent said the tertiary institutions and other stakeholders were still “working round the clock ” and would comply with the deadline agreed at the 2019 policy meeting .
The JAMB at a 2019 policy meeting in Gbongan , Osun State, in June, had agreed with the stakeholders that the admission processes into public tertiary institutions should be concluded by December 19, 2019, while private institutions , should end by February 15 , 2020.
The board had noted that the deadlines for admission were not its decisions but by consensus of stakeholders, including the representatives of all the tertiary institutions .
No fewer than 1 . 8 million candidates took the 2019 UTME which held between April 11 and 17 across 698 Computer-Based Test Centres in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory , Abuja.
The JAMB Head of Media , Dr Fabian Benjamin, in an electronic mail to correspondents , confirmed that 200, 000 candidates had been offered admissions for the 2019/ 2020 academic session .
He said , “ About 200 ,000 candidates have been offered admissions to tertiary institutions . The speed at which institutions are working and candidates ’ compliance shows that all stakeholders are working round the clock to actualise the dateline .
“We remain determined to ensure full compliance to the agreed dateline at the policy meeting . We want to use this opportunity to urge prospective candidates to begin the National Identity Number registration . We also advise the public to report anybody parading questions alleged to be for 2020 UTME to the nearest police station or the board ’ s office .
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