The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the sale of the 2017/2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms will begin from March 20 and end on April 19.
The JAMB Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede who stated this during an interactive session with Computer-Based-Test centre operators in Lagos yesterday also disclosed that the UTME would commence on May 6.
He said the board opted for a one-month registration window as against the usual three-month period in the past, “to eliminate all the ills associated with long registration process.’’
He added that 600 CBT centres had been accredited across the country.
UTME 2017 examination starts May 6 till May 20, 2017 (excluding May 12, 2017 because of candidates sitting WAEC’s Further Mathematics examination). Sale of forms ends on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 while the registration portal closes on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
For direct entry candidates, the application will be on sale from Sunday, April 23, 2017. Once a candidate creates a profile on his mobile phone, an e-syllabus and brochure is sent to his or her mail. This is even before paying the N5,000 cost of the UTME form. For candidates who choose to sit the April 8 mock examination, they are not required to pay to JAMB.
We are not charging a fee for that. But, they will be required to pay N700 at the CBT examination centre on that day. It is at that point that a candidate will pay. We have also said that there should not be cash transactions except in the banks.
Oloyede also said that JAMB would conduct a residential training for blind candidates to train them on how to use Braille machines during examinations. He added that the training, which would hold this year, was meant for final year blind applicants just as he urged CBT centers to equip themselves with Braille machines.