JAMB Sells 1.6 Million 2018 UTME Forms

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says about 1.6 million registration documents for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination have so far been sold with two days to end the exercise.

The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos.

The board commenced the sales of the document on Dec. 6, 2017, and had said it would close on Feb. 6.

However, the board’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, on Feb. 6, announced extension of the documents’ sales to Feb. 11, to accommodate candidates who failed to register within the two months window.

According to Benjamin, this year’s registration for the examination has proven to be one of the best in recent times.

“As at the close of work on Thursday, I can comfortably say that we have registered close to 1.6 million candidates for the examination.

“This year’s registration too can be adjudged as one of the best in recent times as it has been smooth, hitch and rancour-free.

“Having said this though, the board will like to warn that there may be no more extension of period of registration for candidates in our future examinations.

“This is because some mischievous persons may want to seize the opportunity of the lengthy period of registration to carry out infractions that could undermine the integrity of the examination,’’ he told NAN.

“We are seriously considering reducing the registration period to about one month.

“We no longer want to give fraudsters the opportunity to deploy all kinds of tricks into the process.

“Imagine a situation whereby in a whole month, less than 10 per cent registered until when we started approaching the last lap of the exercise.’’

(NAN)

Jamb Announces Extension Of 2018 UTME Registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed that it would extend the closing date for the registration for 2018 UTME till February 11, 2018.

This was revealed in a press statement on Tuesday by the spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin.

Recall that in December the board had said that the sale of form and registration for all candidates including those from foreign countries will hold from December 6, 2017 to February 6, 2018.

“JAMB as a responsive organisation has taken the decision albeit with great hesitation to accommodate candidates who failed to register between the two months window period that ended at midnight of Tuesday, 6th February, 2018,” Mr. Benjamin said

The agency, however, said such extensions in future may involve some penalty.

“The failure of these candidates to register is unfortunate and the Board hastens to add that this culture of impunity will not be tolerated and indeed penalty may be imposed for late registration in future.

“Candidates are therefore strongly advised to take advantage of the extension to register as request for further extension would not be entertained,” the spokesperson said.

“For emphasis, 2018 UTME registration now closes at midnight of Sunday, 11th February, 2018.”

The board, however, said registration for direct entry candidates continues.

The board had also proposed March 9 to 17 as the date for the examination.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary institutions.

The board is charged with the responsibility to administer similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private universities, monotechnics, polytechnics and colleges of education. All of these candidates must have obtained the West Africa School Certificate, now West Africa Examinations Council, WAEC, or its equivalent, National Examination Council, NECO.