JAMB instructs administrators like as rectors, provosts and others
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) introduced the Interactive e-Brochure and e-Syllabus System (IBASS), and the organization started educating all of the administrative personnel at tertiary schools on Monday to keep them informed about how the policy operates.
Most vice chancellors, provosts, rectors, and other administrative personnel from tertiary institutions attended the program, which was simultaneously held in each of the country’s six geopolitical zones.
Recall that JAMB recently informed all of its stakeholders that all of its administrative and other communication operations would be fully automated as a way to reduce bureaucracy.
After considering communication or interface constraints with other universities regarding admissions processes, the Board debated the policy.
The new rule is anticipated to go into effect in January 2023.
From January, the board won’t accept hardcopy correspondence from any organizations other than those who use its Interactive e-Brochure and e-Syllabus System (IBASS).
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, promised that correspondence between JAMB and specific institutions would be individualised, meaning that such communication would not be open to third parties like in the case of WhatsApp, when he declared the North Central Zonal workshop opened via a virtual conference at the College of Education, Federal Capital Territory, Zuba, Abuja.
Dr. Sule Mundi, Provost, College of Education, Zuba, welcomed attendees to the North Central session and praised JAMB for advances in its test methodology.
He said that the new program will significantly boost education in the nation.
Oloyede has implemented every procedure necessary to cut down on hardened corruption and incompetence in the test board, proving that he is a true reformer in JAMB.
“I have no doubt that your impressive turnout by the demonstration of your attendance and intention to participate in this training is a testimony of your appreciation of the invaluable role played by JAMB in continuously looking for ways to improve methods of identifying and placing suitably qualified candidates in the available places in all our schools.
This training session and meeting are meant to generate ideas for the Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System, also known as the Interactive Electronic Brochure and Syllabus System (IBASS). In light of this, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our distinguished facilitators, who will be guiding us through this ground-breaking process of automation of curriculum, accreditation, admission, and general administration matters between the Board, tertiary institutions, and their regulatory agencies.
Dr. Sule Mundi, Provost, College of Education, Zuba, stated: “It is my sincere belief that comprehension of this training will ensure seamless communication between JAMB, institutions, and their regulatory agencies in addition to providing candidates with the various admission requirements needed from them from their prospective tertiary institutions.”
Oloyede explained that the automation of curriculum, accreditation, and general administration matters among JAMB, regulatory agencies, and Institutions will provide individualized services to the institutions and agencies as only JAMB and the institution will be able to see any communication on the platform. This was stated earlier when announcing the start of the policy.
“We found that much of our time is spent responding to letters from the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), and National Commission for Colleges of Education, among other important board stakeholders” (NCCE). We also receive correspondence from 890 institutions across the nation in addition to these stakeholders.
“The regulatory bodies frequently request our approval of new programs and program accreditation. And the information we receive from institutions mostly concerns quota issues, new course accreditation, admissions, and registration.
In the beginning, he stated, “With this platform, if NUC approves admission quota, it would be centralised in such a way that as soon as you read ‘approved,’ everybody will see it and there is no need to write to JAMB.”
In addition to the COE at Zuba for the North Central, the conference was simultaneously held in Zaria for the North West, ABU for the North Central, the Federal Polytechnic in Bauchi for the North West, and UI for the South West.
Others include UNN for the South East and University of Port Harcourt for the South-South.