THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will begin the sale of its 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) admission forms on Monday, its Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has said.
Prof. Oloyede made the announcement yesterday in a statement in Abuja by JAMB Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.
He said the sale of forms and registration for the UTME would begin on Monday till Wednesday April 19.
Oloyede emphasised that registration closes on Saturday April 22.
Candidates are expected to pay N5, 500 for the registration package, which includes registration fees, reading text, syllabus and brochure.
“UTME 2017 examination starts May 6 till May 20, (excluding May 12, because of candidates sitting for WAEC’s Further Mathematics examination).
“Sale of forms ends on Wednesday, April 19, while the registration portal closes on Saturday, April 22. For direct entry candidates, the application will be on sale from Sunday, April 23, 2017,” JAMB wrote on its Twitter account.
Oloyede, at an interactive session with stakeholders from the 36 states, including transporters, state coordinators, banks, computer Based Test (CBT) operators and telecommunication companies, said registration for the UTME was no longer for three month but one month.
He warned interested candidates not to pay for the Mock examination.
Saying the board wanted to eliminate the ills associated with prolonged registration, Oloyede said there will be an optional Mock (Trial) examination for those who registered for it on April 8.
He said the interaction was necessary to enable everybody involved in the preparation for the examination to be informed.
Advising students not to do cash transaction, he said they should use their ATM “and if you want to use cash, go to the bank so that you will not be extorted. Also, don’t give any of your pin to anyone because there are people out there that want to take advantage of your naivety. It is important to keep all your passwords so that you do not unduly expose them to those who want to extort you.”
On admission for the blind, he said he could not say that the blind will get automatic admission after they pass the examination. But he said they can appeal to the universities just the way they were appealed to the last time.
He explained that JAMB has approved more than 600 centres across the nation and across public and private centres but added that the board did not accredit any association.