According to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) over the weekend, about two hundred thousand out of 1.8 million 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates have been admitted so far into Nigerian universities.
JAMB, in a statement made available to newsmen made it known that, tertiary institutions and other stakeholders were still “working round the clock” and would comply with the deadline agreed at the 2019 policy meeting.
Schoolworld recalls that the examination board at a 2019 policy meeting in Gbongan, Osun state, in June, had agreed with the stakeholders that the admission process into public tertiary institutions should be concluded by December 19, 2019, while private institutions should be concluded by February 15, 2020.
JAMB had noted that the deadlines for admission were not its decisions but by consensus of stakeholders, including the representatives of all tertiary institutions.
In the statement, the board’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, confirmed that two hundred thousand candidates had been offered admissions for the 2019/2020 academic session.
“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,” Benjamin stated.