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JAMB Announces New Date For 2018 UTME




JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday announced the dates for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Registrar of the board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, at a meeting with stakeholders tagged, “Strategic planning on the conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation,”said the examination will commence on March 9 to 17 .

Oloyede said the mock examination initially slated to hold between January 22 and 24 has been scheduled to hold on the first week in February due to the ongoing strike by non-teaching staff of universities.

He said, “We are unable to access our CBT centres because most of them are in the universities and non teaching staff are on strike.”

“Regarding the sale of forms, about 10 per cent of the expected candidates have registered, the number of candidates that have registered now is about 283,319,” he added.

According to the registrar, the prohibition of materials is applicable to candidates, supervisors as well as examiners.

He said, “No candidates, examiners, invigilators will be allowed to enter the examination hall with wrist watches, pencils except HB pencils …and cameras.”