The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has instructed all tertiary institutions, which include Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Educations, to commence first and second choice admissions from August 21, 2020.
The Spokesperson for JAMB, Dr Benjamin Fabian, disclosed the board directive in the 2020 admission guidelines released in Abuja.
According to Fabian, JAMB warned institutions against duplication of forms
He stated that they should desist from selling forms for admissions into some listed programmes.
He also warned institutions to advise candidates to apply for the programmes through its office, saying that all admission exercise 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,” he said.