The 2020/2021 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination screening will commence on September 7, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board announced on Monday.
The decision was taken at a meeting between JAMB and Vice-Chancellors, Rectors, and Provosts of tertiary institutions, in Abuja.
Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, said the screening would now take place from September 7 to November 18.
JAMB had before now directed all tertiary institutions to begin their admission for the next academic session from August 20.
The Registrar explained that the date was adjusted to enable students taking the 2020 O’ level examinations to participate in the screening.
Oloyede said, “Presently as you are aware, WAEC starts the Senior School Certificate Examination on August 17, it will go on till September 7.
“Similarly, on September 21 or thereabout, NABTEB will commence its examination that will go on till on the 15 of October, and immediately after that, NECO starts on the 5th and will hold till 18 of November.
“Rather than making candidates run, particularly, when they will have to write their school certificate exam in different towns and rush to university elsewhere for post-UTME, like somebody rushing from Sokoto to Ibadan for post-UTME, we believe as a custodian of the highest sector of the education system, we should avoid that.
“For those (institutions) who want to take post-UTME, that cannot be earlier than the 7th of September and it will be held twice – September 7 to October 4, and then it will be held for the second time on the 18 November to mop up those who are taking their school certificate examination.”