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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that tertiary institutions in Nigeria are unable to carry out 2021 admissions on schedule due to constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was then that the board said it would meet with institutions and other agencies to determine the 2022 admissions deadline, among others, on Thursday, July 21, 2022.
These were disclosed in the council’s weekly bulletin on Monday.
The bulletin reads: “The Joint Council on Admissions and Matriculation has set Thursday, July 21, 2022 for the 2022 policy meeting and the third edition (2020) of the NATAP-M awards.
“The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, will chair the political meeting and will be the main host of the NATAP-M award ceremony.
“The two events, which are to be held on the same day and at the same location, will bring together heads of higher education institutions, heads of education sector regulatory agencies and other key stakeholders such as the Chairs of the Education Committee in the Lower and Upper Houses of the National Assembly”.
According to the leadership of the board of trustees, the policy meeting, which is to kick off the 2022 admissions process in higher education institutions across the country, will be held ahead of the national performance and merit awards for tertiary admissions.
The council added: “The policy meeting will discuss critical issues arising from the presentation to be made by the Registrar, the Joint Council on Admissions and Registration, on the just completed 2022 Unified Tertiary Registration Examination, the direct entry applications, in addition to setting the tone for the 2022/2023 admissions exercise.
“The policy meeting is expected to chart policy directions for higher education institutions in the country, set admissions guidelines, and present statistics on applications, candidate performance, as well as evaluate the 2021 admissions exercise. meeting, among other things, will take a position on the minimum acceptable admissions standards to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all higher education institutions”.