The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have directed candidates who took the 2020 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) to print their result slips.
The examination body made this announcement on Sunday, June7, 2020, in its weekly bulletin made available by the board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin.
Their results which were earlier made available to the candidates through SMS can now be printed from the board’s website on request, as stated in the bulletin.
The bulletin reads, “All a candidate needs to do after visiting the site is to click on QUICK LINKS, then on ‘E-Facility’ where the candidate would be required to provide his/her registration details and the result notification slip would be displayed for printing.
“The printing of the result notification slip is free as it is different from the original result slip that comes with the candidate’s picture.
“Candidates can print their result notification slip anywhere in the country even from the comfort of their homes once there is internet access.
“The board has, until now, restricted the printing of result notification slips and had made it available to candidate only through SMS to avoid anxiety on the part of the candidates as well as prevent clustering at cyber cafes with the attendant risk of COVID-19 contagion all in a bid to print result notification.”
JAMB, To Hold Virtual Policy Meeting June 16
The policy meeting which will set modalities for the 2020 admission into tertiary education institutions in Nigeria, with the aim of determining cut-off marks for candidates that took this year’s UTME.
The board however made known that the meeting will be held online, explaining that the development was due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As disclosed in its weekly news bulletin, Dr Benjamin explained that the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, will preside over the meeting.
According to JAMB, “The meeting will discuss critical issues bordering on the advances made in the educational sector in the last one year in addition to setting the tone for the 2020/2021 admission exercise.”
It also added, “The meeting will also chart policy directions for the nation’s tertiary institutions, set admission guidelines and make a holistic review of application statistics, performance as well as evaluates the 2019 admissions exercise.
“The 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.
“The meeting would be streamed live on the Board’s website; www.jamb.gov.ng, its Facebook, JAMBulletin and other social media platforms.”