BREAKING: JAMB Speaks On Cancelling Admission Offer To UTME Candidates

JAMB has talked about canceling the offer of admission for UTME candidates.

Newsonline Stating that Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) On Wednesday, he allayed fears of candidates whose admissions remained in the balance due to a prolonged strike by the university faculty union.

The board said that despite the strikes affecting the academic calendar from 2020 so far, no offers of admission were made by candidates who wrote Unified university entrance exam have been cancelled.

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Newsonline It is reported that the academic body in Nigeria, ASUU has been on strike for ten months in 2020 during the outbreak of COVID-19.

This year, the union has been on strike for eight months, disrupting the academic calendar.

The strikes by Arizona State University have led to a backlog of admissions applications that many public universities are struggling to resolve.

However, the council cautioned affected candidates to contact their institutions of choice to find out what session they are currently in.

Newsonline reported that the Registrar/CEO of JAMB, Professor Ishak Oloydye, made the announcement shortly before he announced the opening of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Association of Educational and Affiliated Institutions (NASU) in Abuja.

He said that the Universities Board is responsible for admission, adding that the role of JAMB is to oversee the process to ensure that candidates are not short-circuited.

According to Prof. Oloydye, the 2020/2021, 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 courses were run by different universities.

He further stated that while some universities are still in their 2020/2021 academic session, others are in the 2021/22 academic session and some universities are in the 2022/2023 academic session.

Advise candidates seeking admission to interact with the respective institutions to find out which particular session they are running.

Prof. Oloyede emphasized that he did not overrule any admission by the council or it will expire, stressing that the admission in any particular session will be determined by the Senate of the different universities.

He also advised students seeking admission to contact the institution of their choice at the school-run session.

“The burden of accepting students falls on the institutions involved,” Oloyede said. JAMB is a coordination center. JAMB cannot and will not determine how institutions are evaluated. You understand that universities and private institutions are still in their 2020/2021 academic session. Some of them are in the 2021/2022 academic session and some are in the 2022/2023 academic session.

We have three academic sessions operating at universities in different parts of the country. My advice is that candidates should interact with their institutions to find out what session will take place and only contact JAMB

“No admission has been rescinded for any hearing, or for any institution except the Senate of that institution says so.

“We have all the admissions for these three sessions and they haven’t lapsed yet and won’t expire, and now institutions are up to decide which one and how to do it.”