The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that over a hundred thousand candidates who met admission requirement have so far been offered admissions into universities across the country for the 2019/2020 academic session.
Spokesman for the examination board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos that JAMB hoped to utilise eighty to ninety per cent of the available spaces for this year’s admission.
The spokesman stated that the board’s projection for this year’s admission was to ensure that candidates utilised more available spaces unlike last year where about forty per cent of spaces were not utilised.
“We will continue to adhere to our admission deadline. The first choice admission for public universities commenced from Aug. 21 and would last till Nov. 16 and for private universities, it will be from Aug. 21 to Feb. 15, 2020.
“The second choice admissions for public universities will be from Nov. 17 to Dec. 17,” Dr. Benjamin stated.
Meanwhile, JAMB had distanced itself from a recent advertisement placed on what it described as ‘roque website’, urging unsuspecting candidates and other concerned stakeholders to subscribe to, ahead of the 2020 UTME.