The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) has scheduled the 2020 admission virtual policy meeting with all tertiary institutions in the country for June 16.
A statement by the head of information JAMB Dr. Fabian Benjamin said the first virtual policy meeting would be chaired by the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu.
According to the statement “The virtual policy meeting, in addition to other deliberations, would take a stand on concessional and acceptable minimum admissions standards to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all tertiary institutions in Nigeria,”.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country, part of the protocols put in place by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19 is to limit the gatherings of people.
“Compliance with this directive has become imperative as no fewer than 4000 heads of tertiary institutions comprising degree, diploma, NCE and NID-awarding institutions and other stakeholders would normally be expected to congregate at a location but because of extant protocols, would now be expected to participate in the virtual meeting,” he explained.
Dr Fabian explained that critical issues bordering on the advances made in the educational sector over the past year to set the tone for the 2020/2021 admission exercise would be discussed at the meeting.
“The meeting would be streamed live on the Board’s website, its Facebook, JAMB Bulletin and other social media platforms,” he said.