The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed August 21 as date when tertiary institutions in the country can begin to conduct first and second choice
JAMB spokesperson, Dr Benjamin Fabian said the board gave the directive in the 2020 admission guidelines released in Abuja.
The board in the release, warned institutions against duplication of forms, adding that they should desist from selling forms for admissions into some listed programs.
It directed all institutions to advise candidates to apply for the programs through its office, saying that all admission exercises must be conducted on the Central Admission Processing System.
“All applications for admissions to First Degree, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education into full-time, distance learning, part-time, outreach, sandwich, etc, must be processed only through JAMB.
“Institutions that desire to place advertisement can do so by advising candidates who applied for the current Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to change to their institution as first choice rather than requesting the candidates to purchase another application form or apply.
“This is to prevent the issue of double registration which is a violation of the JAMB mandate,” Fabian said.
As part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, the Federal government shut down schools in March. No new date for resumption has been announced.