JAMB Orders Suspension of Post-UTME Until 2020 NECO SSCE Ends

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Has Ordered all Tertiary Institutions Across the State to Suspend or Postpone the 2020 Post-UTME Screening Exercise / Admission Process Until NECO Concludes Ongoing 2020 SSCE for School Candidates (June/July).

Shortly after the National Examination Council (NECO) Management wrote to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on the status of the 2020 NECO SSCE (internal), JAMB has directed institutions to suspend their 2020 Post-UME screening exercise until the 2020 NECO SSCE ends.

Kindly refer to the agreement reached at the meeting held between the JAMB Registrar and all Heads of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria on 10th of August, 2020. You will recall that It was resolved that unless where extremely necessary, all Post UTME screenings were to be held after the 18th of November when NECO examinations would have been concluded.


It has however come to the knowledge of the Board that NECO has postponed one of its examinations which may eventually affect the release of results, and these results are expected to be considered in the screening. In addition, when a new date is decided for the postponed examination, it may clash with some of the screening dates already decided to come up immediately after the 18th of November. Added to this challenge is the current security situation in the country.

In view of the foregoing, the Board advises all Heads of Institutions, and especially the public institutions, who had earlier scheduled their Post UTME to come up immediately after 18th November to kindly suspend the plan to a later date to be decided after the conclusion of NECO examinations. This will give all candidates equal opportunity to attend the screening, for fairness and justice.

Please accept the assurances of the highest regard of the Registrar.

Dr Halilu Bakori Mohammed,
Director For Admissions,
Registrar.