‘We Will Not Extend Duration For JAMB Registration’- Registrar Insists

                    ‘We Will Not Extend Duration For JAMB Registration’- Registrar Insists

Jamb Boss

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has insisted that it would not extend the period of sale of forms and registration of candidates for its 2017 Computer Based Test (CBT) UTME.

JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede speaking at the University of Lagos said registration of candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination would be for a period of one month only. This is within March 20 to April 19, as against the previous three months period.

He noted that the period of registration is reduced from three months to one month to eliminate all ills associated with prolonged registration of candidates.

“There will also be mock examination for prospective candidates, and this examination will be purely optional. Those who register for the mock examination will sit for it on April 8, but the UTME proper will commence on May 6 to May 20. We have put in place facilities that will make it easy for candidates to register. For instance, as soon as a candidate creates his profile on his mobile phone, automatically, we will send our e-syllabus and e-brochure into his e-mail. So, even before going to pay for the mock, he already has all the materials that he will need for the registration.

“We are also talking to CBT centre operators not to extort candidates just as we are also asking candidates not to pay now for the mock examination which is purely optional,’’ the registrar explained adding that the mock examination had been made free by JAMB for interested candidates.

Oloyede added that candidates would pay N700 to owners of centres where they would be posted at the point of registration for the mock examination.

“There will also be no cash transaction. Candidates can use their ATMs or if they must use cash, they can pay into the banks to avoid extortion of any kind. This is because there are people out there that want to take advantage of these candidates’ naivety. So it is important for candidates to keep passwords to their e–emails, ATM cards and even registration numbers to themselves and safe, to avoid being exposed to those who might want to take advantage of them’’, he added.

The registrar added that over 600 public and private centres had been approved for the conduct of this year’s UTME nationwide.
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