The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) has announced that its 2020 Policy Meeting has been fixed for 16th June 2020.
The board, however, explained that the 2020 Policy Meeting will be held online due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This information was disclosed to newsmen on Sunday by JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, in the board weekly bulletin.
Naija News reports the Policy Meeting will set and agree on modalities for the 2020 admission into tertiary education institutions in the country.
The meeting will also produce the cut-off marks for admission seekers that sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
The policy meeting will be chaired by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
The JAMB statement noted that:
“The meeting will discuss critical issues bordering on the advances made in the educational sector in the last one year in addition to setting the tone for the 2020/2021 Admission exercise.”
It added: “The meeting will also chart policy directions for the nation’s tertiary institutions, set admission guidelines and make a holistic review of application statistics, performance as well as evaluate the 2019 admissions exercise.
“The meeting, in addition to other deliberations, would take a stand on concessional and acceptable minimum admissions standards to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
“The meeting would be streamed live on the Board’s website; www.jamb.gov.ng, its Facebook, JAMBulletin and other social media platforms.”
Meanwhile, as earlier reported by this online news medium, candidates that sat for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have been told by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to print their result slips.
JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin also warned that any attempt to forge JAMB slip would attract stiff sanctions.