The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has suspended the use of the National Identification Number as a requirement for registration in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The suspension also affected the Direct Entry registration for the year.
Announcing this at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Isha-q Oloyede attributed the decision to what he called technical reasons.
Recall that the initial decision to use NIN as a prerequisite for JAMB registrations this had created long queues at registration points as many struggle to obtain their numbers to enable them register.
BREAKING: JAMB releases cut-off mark for 2020 admissions
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Tuesday, approved 160 and above as the 2020 national minimum cut-off mark for admission into public universities.
JAMB reached the decision at the 20th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which held in Abuja
The board also approved 140 as the minimum UTME score for admission into private universities.
Resumption Of Schools Announced Only For Specific Regions -Oyo Govt
Students in terminal classes of primary six, JSS3 and SS3 will resume from Monday, June 29 the Oyo State government has announced.
Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday.
Schools across the country had been locked down for over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, following the gradual and conditional easing of the lockdown by the federal government, the Oyo State government has disclosed that students in some special classes will resume from Monday, June 29.
The government further announced the resumption of work by all categories of workers at the state secretariat from June 22, as well as the opening up of mosques and churches, which are to operate at 25 per cent capacity.
It added that public gatherings should be limited to not more than 25 persons.
However, all resumptions are to be subjected to strict COVID-19 protocols as approved and publicized by the COVID-19 task force.
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