The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) recently announced some changes in its exams process. The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede made known some of these changes, one of which was the compulsory provision of National Identity Number (NIN).
Below are top 10 things you need to know about JAMB and its 2020 UTME.
1. JAMB will conduct its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) between March 14 and April 4, 2020.
2. The registrations for JAMB’s mock examinations would hold between January 13 and February 1, 2020 while the mock examinations would hold on February 18, 2020.
3. The 2020 UTME and Direct Entry will run simultaneously between January 13 and February 17, 2020.
4. JAMB will be bringing in the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), as directed by the National Assembly and Federal Executive Council, to conduct the 2020 UTME.
5. If you are a prospective candidate, you are advised to approach any NIMC enrollment centre to obtain the NIN to enable you register for the examinations.
6. JAMB is also bringing in Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) to help in monitoring the Computer Based Centres (CBT).
7. Each of the JAMB approved CBT centers has been mapped with NIMC enrollment centres.
8. According to JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the importance of a candidate registering with NIN was to eliminate multiple registration which was a problem during the 2019 registrations.
9. JAMB has put in place a Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) designed to prevent institutions from unilaterally changing or proposing a candidate for admission into the programme or courses other than his/her chosen course.
10. JAMB has mandated institutions to give preference to the candidates’ chosen courses.