JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who made the disclosure at a meeting with regulatory agencies and tertiary institutions from the Northern and Southern regions in Abuja, yesterday, explained that from January 1, 2023, the Board would not accept letters from institutions or agencies except through IBASS.
He noted that the interactive platform would engender seamless communication between JAMB and its publics without resort to letter writing as currently obtains.
Oloyede said the automation would provide personalised services to the institutions and agencies, as only JAMB and the institutions will be able to see any communication on the platform.
His words: “We discovered that we spend our time attending to letters from some major stakeholders of the Board and the major stakeholders are essentially regulatory agencies: NUC (National Universities Commission), NBTE (National Board for Technical Education) and NCCE (National Commission for Colleges of Education). Apart from these stakeholders, we also receive letters from 890 institutions across the country.
“Essentially, the regulatory agencies appeal to us for approval of new programmes and accreditation of programmes. And what we receive from institutions is essentially about admission and registration or accreditation of new courses or quota issue.”