The Joint Matriculation and Registration Board (JAMB) has guaranteed that the progressing strike activity by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would not influence the current year’s admission procedure.
A senior official of JAMB addressed the state of obscurity, guaranteed parent/guardians, and imminent candidates looking for admission into the country’s tertiary establishments that the board will soon begin the admission process for the 2020/2021 session.
The go head to head between the Federal Government and ASUU has brought about an eight-month industrial action by lecturers, raising worries over admission and academic schedule.
Yet, the JAMB official expressed that endeavors are on by the board in association with other partners, to concoct all essential data that will control prospective candidates on how to complete admission processes into institutions of their choice.
He stated: “We have directed the assessments and before the current month’s over, we will be beginning our admission process”
He communicated hopefulness that it is feasible for organizations to admit more students this year.
The official likewise argued that Nigerian universities’ schedule has never been the equivalent. Concurring him, while a few establishments have completed the last session and are trusting that JAMB will give them the approval to begin Admission; some government institutions are still in their first semester. “The individuals who are prepared will begin and those who are not can do admission and when they finish, they would now be able to call their students.”
On his part, the Director of Corporate Affairs, Nigerian Universities Commission, (NUC), Ibrahim Yakasai in a meeting said there is no association between the industrial action by ASUU and admissions.
“I think we have to discuss the pandemic first, how long was lost because of the pandemic? Even though the Federal Government is yet to concoct a strategy on the issue, the current year’s admission will be done so that nothing would be lost,” Yakasai expressed.
“Officially, I will reveal to you that there is no approach yet on will occur except for my reasoning that a few measures would be set up to guarantee that nothing is lost for old students and the new ones coming in.”