The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has started the processes for placement of candidates into all tiers of tertiary institutions for the 2019/2020 academic session.
JAMB’s Head, Media and information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this while in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.
Benjamin said that, the period slated for the admission processes as agreed during policy meeting with stakeholders on the 11th of June, at Gbongan, Osun remains sacrosanct.
Hence, the board has commenced the processes for admission for the 2019/2020 academic session in earnest.
The first choice admission for public universities commenced from Aug 21 and will end on Nov. 16.
While private universities will have theirs starting from Aug. 21, 2019 to Feb. 15, 2020.
The second choice admission for public universities will be from Nov. 17 to Dec. 17, 2019.
Benjamin told NAN that the projection for 2019 was to ensure that candidates utilised more available spaces unlike in 2018 when there were over 500,00 unutilised available spaces in all the tiers of tertiary institutions.
According to him, this development is contrary the nthe general narrative that there were no access to tertiary institutions, with about 60% of available spaces unutilised.