The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has scheduled the 2020 Policy Meeting of all tertiary institutions for 16th June, 2020. This was contained in the weekly bulletin of JAMB.
The policy meeting which is to be chaired by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, with all Heads of Tertiary Institutions in attendance, is peculiar as it will go down in history as the first Policy Meeting that will be holding online owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It would be recalled that part of the protocols put in place by government to curb the spread of COVID-19 requires that no gathering of persons exceeds prescribed numbers.
“Compliance with this directive has become imperative as no fewer than 4000 Heads of Tertiary Institutions comprising degree, diploma, NCE and NID-awarding institutions and other stakeholders would normally be expected to congregate at a location but because of extant protocols, would now be expected to participate in the virtual meeting”, the publication stated.
The meeting will discuss critical issues bordering on the advances made in the educational sector in the last one year in addition to setting the tone for the 2020/2021 Admission exercise; chart policy directions for the nation’s tertiary institutions, set admission guidelines and make a holistic review of application statistics, performance as well as evaluate the 2019 admissions exercise.
The meeting, would further take a stand on concessional and acceptable minimum admissions standards to be applied in all admissions to be undertaken by all tertiary institutions in Nigeria.