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JAMB Announces Admission Deadlines For Public And Private Universities by johndik(m): 7:26am On Sep 09
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board has disclosed that the first
admission for public universities which
commenced from August 21st, will end
November 16. While that of private
universities which commenced August
21st, 2019, will end February 15, 2020.
In the same vein, the second choice
admission for public universities will be
from November 17 to December 17,
This was disclosed by the JAMB’s Head,
Media and Information, Dr. Fabian
Benjamin, in an interview with
in Lagos.
According to him, the decision on
admission deadline which was taken
during the policy meeting with
stakeholders on June 11, at Gbongan,
Osun, remains sacrosanct.
He further stated that the Board’s
focus for 2019 admission was to
that candidates fill up more of the
admission spaces which was not the
in 2018 where over 500,000 available
spaces were not utilized in all the tiers
tertiary institutions.
Meanwhile, the JAMB CAPS portal for
which will enable candidates to
their admission status has been
Candidates are to check this link: 2019
JAMB CAPS Admission Exercise: How To
Check Admission Status for details on
to access their admission status.
Dr Fabian equally stated that the
of the board had been drawn to
reports in
some quarters against the principles of
transformation of scores by the board.
According to him, in every selection
examination, marks of candidates are
obtained as raw scores and then
processed into usable scores.
This means that if, for instance, JAMB
examines about two million candidates
23 subjects, it is only natural that you
normalise these scores so that the
candidates can be rated on the same
“In the process of normalising these
scores, candidates who have scored
in a particular subject can also have a
of a mark which may not be up to 20.
“In doing this, the psychometric
globally used by all examination bodies
gives even zero a value.”
“If the raw score indicates that a
candidate has come on top in an
examination, after the normalisation
process, the candidate’s position will
remain intact,” he said.
Benjamin added that score
was not peculiar to JAMB but is done in
countries such as India, Kenya and
Source: https://figeria.com/topic-JAMB-Announces-Admission-Deadlines-For-Public-and-Private-Universities-JAMB-NEWS?pid=2581#pid2581

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