2023 UTME: Paperless Communication Kicks Off – JAMB

The newly unveiled Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System (IBASS) digitised platform by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the nation’s tertiary institutions and regulatory agencies in the education sector has taken effect. 

This was disclosed to Blueprint  in a statement by JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, Monday.

The board, at a virtual  meeting hosted from its national headquarters, Abuja, on November 14, 2022, had introduced a new digitised communication platform through which all communications relating to programmes/courses offered by the nation’s institutions would be received. 

The meeting,which was held in two batches on the same day for both northern and southern tertiary institutions and the three regulatory bodies: the National Universities Commission (NUC), the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) with some Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts in attendance, underscored the need for a transition from analogue to digitised communication.

Heads of tertiary institutions in the country, had at the end of the meeting requested that seminars should be organised on a zonal basis to enlighten stakeholders on the use of both IBASS and the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) platforms as communication channels. 

“The Board, as a responsive agency, subsequently commissioned erudite and seasoned resource persons to conduct the trainings simultaneously at each of the six geopolitical zones of the country on Monday, 12th December, 2022. 

“It was on account of the positive feedbacks received from the various institutions that the Board had fixed the formal implementation of the paperless policy for 1st January, 2023. 

“By implication, the board has effectively signaled its intent not to receive any paper communication from any regulatory agencies or institutions with effect from the stipulated cutoff date,” the statement reads in part.

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