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UTME registration extended by two weeks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Jamb has announced an extension of the Registration exercise of its admission examinations otherwise known as the Unified Tertiary Matriculation by two weeks.

The Registrar of the Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, made the announcement in Abuja, after the aborted Jamb Mock exams earlier scheduled for April 8th.

Prof. Oloyede also announced that the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME has been re-scheduled to commence between 13th of may and 20th may, 2017.

“The Joint Admissions and matriculation board wishes to apologise to candidates and other stakeholders, we could not go on with the mock examinations and hereby announce extension of the registration exercise for the 2017 UTME, instead of the earlier announced April 19. The deadline for the sale of forms and registration will now extend to Friday, May 5th,2017. Consequently, the 2017 UTME has also been postponed to start on Saturday, May 13th to 20th, 2017,” he said.

“Meanwhile, the mock examination earlier slated for Saturday, April 8, 2017 has been put on hold, this is because the appropriate rehearsal and test running of the new system has been substantially achieved,” the Registrar stated.

The registrar added that the plan was to trial test the readiness of the new facilities and also address the challenges that may likely confront the main examination.

Speaking further on the mock examinations, Prof Oloyede noted that the Mock examinations remains free for willing candidates.

He added that the fee due to the Computer Based Testing center owners are being paid by Jamb and its at no cost to the candidates.

“At this moment, we have realized that the plan to hold this mock examination was good for us, we are now in a better position to achieve better than we would have done without this trial testing.”

“It is our strong conviction that this exercise is an experience for us, our systems analysis has revealed interesting findings that will engender a seamless and successful 2017 UTME,” he stated.

“On behalf of JAMB, we seize this opportunity to appreciate our stakeholders, including the candidates, for being part of this experiment,” the Registrar added.

Source: Voice of Nigeria