JAMB Policy Meeting Holds 18th July 2024

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed Thursday,18th July 2024 for the Policy Meeting on Admissions into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The meeting, which is to be chaired by the Hon. Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, would have other critical stakeholders in the education sector in attendance. These critical stakeholders include Heads of regulatory agencies such as the National University Commission (NUC), the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), the National Council for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Heads of tertiary institutions in the country, and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), among others.

The policy meeting on admissions sets the tone for any particular year’s admission exercise, and formulation of admission guidelines. It also presents application statistics, and candidates’ performance evaluation, as well as setting the acceptable minimum admissions standards for all tertiary institutions across Nigeria for the given year.

During the exercise, the Registrar will present reports on the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the ongoing Direct Entry (DE) applications while also analysing key performance indicators that could shape the policy directions of the government in the area of admission.

Also, the meeting would apprise stakeholders of the salient issues that cropped up in the course of the previous year’s admission exercise. In addition, the policy meeting would look at the performance of candidates in the current year’s UTME in order to determine the year’s minimum admissible score.

It would be recalled that stakeholders had in the previous year agreed on the minimum admission requirement for admission into universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education.

Furthermore, the meeting would determine the year’s admission requirements while kick-starting the admission process for the current year; discuss unresolved issues emanating from the previous academic year; and, at the same time, appraise the compliance of stakeholders with extant advisories and suggesting further amendments where necessary.

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