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1.3 million UTME candidates can’t seek admission Due to Covid-19

ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI

The academic sector now in comma with a strike from a dangerous pademic creating an open atmosphere for a lock down.

Over 1,300,000 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates may lose their admission into universities and polytechnics in 2020 over the delay in the WAEC and NECO

According to the News published on CMM over the policy meeting by jamb and tertiary institution It also said “Admission processes would begin in August 2020, with candidates who already had their O-Level results”.

According to Jamb Report and analysis
On the 2020 UTME cumulative performance statistics, 1,889,801 candidates got 120 and above; the total number of candidates with Ordinary Level results uploaded are 536,813 while 1,352,988 are candidates with awaiting results.

“Of the 1,889,801, a total number of 1,329,289 got 160 and above; of the 1,329,289, a total number of 398,984 candidates uploaded their O-Level results and 930,305 is the number of candidates awaiting results.

“No admission can be initiated from JAMB; it must come from the institutions using the Central Admission Processing System process. In this process, the institution’s Admission Officer proposes a candidate; then, the Head of Institution recommends the candidate; furthermore, the JAMB Desk Officer approves recommendation and finally, the candidate accepts or rejects.

“After the uploading of o’Level by a candidate, any admission to be done must consider him or her. If any institution requests for opening of change for programme or institution, it must consider all the candidates who have uploaded.”

According to NECO Head of Information, Azeez Sanni

said the council was waiting for a directive from the government as “different stakeholders are also deliberating on the matter and will come up with a solution.”

Also the WAEC Head of Public Affairs, Damian Ojijeogu,

We were already prepared to conduct the examination before the lockdown,” he said in a text message.

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