JAMB reduces period of registration for 2017 UTME


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the registration of candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination will be for a period of one month.

Speaking to newsmen on the sideline of a stakeholders’ meeting attended by owners of CBT centres nationwide, organised by JAMB at the University of Lagos on Monday, March 13, the registrar of the board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said that the sale of the 2017 UTME forms will begin on March 20 and end on April 19.

This is unlike previous years which used to be for a period of three months.

According to him, the period of registration was reduced to eliminate all ills associated with prolonged registration of candidates.

He stated that the board would not extend the period of registration of candidates the Computer Based Test (CBT) UTME.

Oloyede added that over 600 public and private centres had been approved for the conduct of this year’s UTME nationwide.

JAMB first introduced the computer-based test (CBT) method of writing its UTME in 2013, and conducted the examination in 2013 and 2014 using three modes, namely, dual-based test, paper pencil test and CBT.

Earlier, JAMB disclosed that it would organize an optional mock examination before the 2017 UTME to allow candidates “FEEL’’ what the main examination will be like.


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