The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday directed all tertiary institutions in the country to begin the conduct of the first and second choice admission exercise from August 21.
The Board gave the directive in the 2020 admission guidelines released in Abuja by its Spokesman, Dr. Benjamin Fabian.
In the guidelines, JAMB warned institutions against duplication of forms, adding that they should desist from selling forms for admissions into some listed programmes.
The Board also urged institutions to advise candidates to apply for the programmes through its office, saying all admission exercises must be conducted on the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS).
It said: “All applications for admissions to First Degree, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education into full-time, distance learning, part-time, outreach, sandwich, etc, must be processed only through JAMB.
”Institutions that desire to place advertisement can do so by advising candidates who applied for the current Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to change to their institution as the first choice rather than requesting the candidates to purchase another application form or apply.
”This is to prevent the issue of double registration which is a violation of the JAMB mandate.”