JAMB Releases Guidelines, Dates for 2018 UTME







THE Joint Admission and Matriculation Board – JAMB, Wednesday released guidelines for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination – UTME.


According to JAMB, the examination proper has been fixed between March 9 and 17, 2018 for the UTME, while the Mock examination is scheduled between 21 and 23 January 2018.

‘’The only concern is the publisher of the reading text that appears to have taken the board’s gentle approach as helplessness,’’ JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, said while addressing critical stakeholders on the board’s plans and programmes for 2018 UTME and Direct Entry – DE, examinations at a meeting in Abuja.

“Having examined that all logistics put in places for a smooth exercise, the management would strictly adhere to the sale period. Therefore, all critical stakeholders are advised to cooperate, collaborate, support and assist the board in this direction,’’ Oloyede said.

“The application fees remains N5, 000 just as the Reading Test is still N500. The application fee is inclusive of the commission of N300 paid on each application to the selling point.”

The JAMB, however, noted that foreign candidates have their fees slashed from between $120 and $100 paid last year to just $20.

He said to give more credibility to the examination – the JAMB has put in place measure to checkmate malpractices and fraud.




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