Additional reports by Rose Oladele
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has opened the sales of forms and registration for candidates for the 2019 United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as well as Direct Entry applications.
The registration period runs from today, January 10 to February 21, 2019.
According to JAMB, the examinations which would be Computer Based Tests (CBT) will begin on Saturday, March 16 and end on March 23, 2019 while Mock examination will hold on February 23, 2019.
The cost of the registration form is N3500 for Nigerian candidates and $20 for foreign candidates while JAMB CBT 2019 registration fee is N700 and Jamb 2019 textbook is N500.
JAMB registration centres
JAMB’S Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has said the board will stop using Cyber Cafes for registration of candidates from this year due to cases of extortion of candidates, overcharging and mixing up of candidates’ data.
He said candidates can only do their registration in any of JAMB’s 718 accredited centres in the country.
The board also advised candidates with biometric challenges to show up at JAMB headquarters in Abuja for resolution. It said it took the decision after it was discovered that many candidates use issues of biometrics to create reasons to cheat.
To register, candidates are required to have:
- Personal e-mail address and mobile phone number
- Create your JAMB profile
- JAMB ePIN registration payment
No candidate should proceed to any CBT centre without first creating a profile.– JAMB
How to create a JAMB profile
Send your name (Surname First-name and Middle-name) via SMS to 55019.
A 10 digit profile code would be sent to your phone. This code is what you would use to purchase the application document at the bank.
A form e-pin would be sent to you via SMS. Present the e-pin at any JAMB accredited CBT centre for registration.
What happens at JAMB accredited registration centres
Visit any accredited CBT centers with your personal details, the profile and evidence of payment.
The CBT centers or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the CD containing:
a) e-brochure showing guidelines on admission detailing list of tertiary institutions and available programmes of study.
b) Syllabus (e-syllabus) for the examination.
c) Step by step guide on completion of the application form.
d) A video message from the Registrar of JAMB and a demo on how to use eight (8) keys for UTME examination without mouse. (For candidates with little familiarity with Computers).
Each Candidate is to complete the online application form by supplying the required details such as name, e-mail address, L.G.A., academic qualification, etc.
At the CBT centers, candidate’s ten fingers biometric and image will be captured and uploaded.
O/L and/or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting result should supply the result online as soon as the results are available on JAMB’s portal.
Each Candidate is to collect his e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration.