JAMB Sets Dates For 2018 UTME

JAMB Fixes Feb as deadline for UTME registration, March for Examination

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has earmarked the sum of N2.683 billion for capital projects, which it said has affected how much it will remit into the federation account.

The UTME Mock Examination will hold in the first week of February 2018 and the concerned Computer-Based Test centres have been accredited.

The examination was earlier scheduled to hold between January 22 and 24.

He spoke during a meeting with stakeholders theme: "Strategic planning on the conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation", on Tuesday.

The DVC who noted that a total of 26, 769 candidates who scored 200 and above sat for the Post-UTME of the University added that out of the figure, only 9,268 scored 50 percent and above.

Other challenges according to the JAMB boss ranges from CBT centers which performed below expectations during registration and examination; extortion of candidates during profile / email creation; usage of CBT centre emails and telephone numbers for candidates; dualisation of biometric capturing to multiple persons thereby encouraging multiple registration; deliberate disruption of examination, usually through power outage, to extend examination time till night to pave way for malpractice, amongst others. These prohibitions are not only applicable to the candidates but to all examination officials.

The JAMB registrar also banned the use of wristwatches, biros, pencils and other devices from the examination hall. The reasons for this will be provided shortly. "Furthermore, candidates' pictures will be embossed on all candidates' documents generated by JAMB henceforth", he said.

He said the minister had queried 42 higher institutions for charging excessive post-UTME fees and subsequently asked them to refund the excess monies to candidates.

"He has put his feet down that all excess charges should be refunded and people can testify to the fact. We are doing this to stop those who are extorting the candidates", Oloyede stated. The minister directed that they should pay the money to a non-religious orphanage owned by the government or individuals in any situation whereby a candidate could not be traced.

"The candidates in that case could not be traced for a refund".

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