JAMB: About 200,000 gained admissions into universities in 2019

About 200,000 out of the 1.8 million 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates have been admitted so far into universities.

This was disclosed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Friday.

The board said the tertiary institutions and other stakeholders were still “working round the clock” and would comply with the deadline agreed at the 2019 policy meeting.

The JAMB at a 2019 policy meeting in Gbongan, Osun State, in June, had agreed with the stakeholders that the admission processes into public tertiary institutions should be concluded by December 19, 2019, while private institutions, should end by February 15, 2020.

No fewer than 1.8 million candidates took the 2019 UTME which held between April 11 and 17 across 698 Computer-Based Test Centres in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The JAMB Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin on Friday, confirmed that 200,000 candidates had been offered admissions for the 2019/2020 academic session.

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