The Joint Admissions and Enrollment Board (JAMB) says it has lifted the suspension previously imposed on some processes on its platforms to accommodate more applications from candidates who took the UTME before 2020.
The board made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr. Fabian Benjamin.
According to him, JAMB lifted the suspension of the processes that cover those years to ensure that the candidates who took the exams during the period and who required certain corrections of their processes are accommodated.
As you may already know, the need to avoid overcrowding in his computer testing centers and other associated facilities, in accordance with the existing COVID-19 protocols issued by the relevant agencies, led him to allow candidates to seek corrections and other processes only through the Unified Tertiary Enrollment Exam (UTME) or the 2020 Direct Entry (DE) platforms.
This measure had the intended effect of limiting the number of people visiting the centers.
“As the government continues to ease the blockade that leads to the resumption of students in exit classes, the number of candidates for UTME 2020 who need one service or another in the various centers has been drastically reduced.
“Therefore, the board has decided to open its platforms to accommodate more requests, especially from previous years,” he said.
According to him, all requests for the printing of admission letters, interuniversity transfers, condoning of illegitimate admissions and other processes from previous years that until now had been suspended will now be reinstated as of August 31.
“However, it should be noted that most of these operations are only available at JAMB offices across the country. “Furthermore, given that the board wishes to maintain compliance with the COVID-19 protocols, it maintains that UTME 2020 candidates who desire these services will only be served through the Appointment Booking Platform.
“They could access it online through their phones to ensure a set date and time for an appointment. ”The Board urged all state offices to ensure that all clients comply with all existing COVID -19 protocols.