UTME 2020: Over 1.3million Candidates Might not get Admission due to delay in SSCE Examinations


The Joint admission and Matriculation board has revealed that more than one million students who sat for the 2020 Unified tertiary matriculation examination UTME might be unable to secure admission into University, Polytechnic and colleges of education due to delay in 2020 SSCE as a result of the novel corona virus pandemic.

This students which are said to be precisely about 1,300,000 are students who applied for the 2020 Jamb exercise which was done between March 13 and 24 using awaiting result.

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Unfortunately, this category of students are yet to sit for their Senior secondary certificate examination (SSCE) notably among which are WAEC and NECO.

The West African Examination Council exercise should have been conducted between march and may of this gear after which the national examination council exercise will follow suit.

However both of this examinations which is a top requisite for admission into Nigerian higher institutions has not been conducted due to the Covid-19 outbreak which led to the closure of schools and examination centers since March this year.

Jamb had earlier released the cut off mark for Universities, Polytechnics, College of education and innovation institute in Nigeria during it’s 2020 policy meeting on the 26th of June 2020.

During the meeting it was gathered by PUNCHNG that out of the 1,889,801 candidates that got 120 and above, only 536,814 have uploaded their O’level results while the rest 1,352,988 are candidates using the awaiting result option.

Consequently Jamb registrar Professor Isaq Oloyede stated clearly that candidates will only be considered for admission if such candidate result has been uploaded to on jamb website.

He however reiterated after uploading result by a candidate, any admission to be done must consider such candidate. The protocol for giving admission to candidates was also explained.

Subsequently, the head of institution recommends the candidate and the Jamb desk officer approves the recommendation and finally the students decided to reject or accept the admission.

Both the WAEC and NECO scheme has indicated their readiness to conduct the 2020 examination and await the federal government go ahead and guidelines

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