The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, on Monday, commenced training of all the administrative staff of tertiary institutions across the country on the recently introduced Interactive e-Brochure and e-Syllabus System.
The training which held at the six geo-political zones of the country, simultaneously, had most of the vice-chancellors, provosts, rectors and other administrative staff of tertiary institutions in attendance.
The examination body had recently announced full automation of its administration and other communication processes to all its stakeholders as a means of eliminating bureaucracy.
The Board introduced the policy after reviewing bottlenecks associated with communicating or interfacing with various institutions regarding admission processes.
The new policy is expected to begin from January, 2023.
A statement in Abuja, the registrar of the board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede says “From January, the board will refrain from receiving any physical letter from any institution or agency except through its Interactive e-Brochure and e-Syllabus System”.
Professor Oloyede, who declared the North-Central Zonal workshop opened through a virtual conference at the College of Education, Federal Capital Territory, Zuba, Abuja, assured that correspondence between JAMB and individual institutions would be individualised, which meant that such communication would not be open to third parties, like in the case of WhatsApp.
Welcoming participants to the North-Central workshop, the Provost, College of Education, Zuba, Dr Sule Mundi, said the new initiative would go a long way in further strengthening education in the country.
Oloyede, while announcing the take off of the policy earlier, explained that the automation of curriculum, accreditation and general administration mattered among JAMB, regulatory agencies and institutions would provide personalised services to the institutions and agencies as only JAMB and the institution would be able to see any communication on the platform.
Writing by Daniel Adejoh ; Editing by Chinasa Ossai, Omotola Oguneye