The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that it will commence the conduct of 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) for candidates nationwide on Thursday, April 11.
The board’s Head of Public Affairs, Dr. Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. He said candidates are expected to begin the printing of 2019 UTME notification slips from Tuesday, April 2.
The board stated that it has fixed Monday, April 1 as the new date for its 2019 mock examination, which was earlier scheduled for Saturday, March 23.
JAMB also said it has opened the registration portal on Wednesday, March 13, to enable candidates who have not completed their registration formalities to do so. It said the registration portal would be opened till Friday, March 15.
The board explained that the changes in dates were due to “circumstances” beyond its control.
JAMB had on February 20 postponed both the mock examination and UTME because of the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The statement read in part,” All the details on the slips for the mock examination remain the same except the examination date which is now April 1, 2019.
“The board has also scheduled to conduct the 2019 UTME from Thursday, April 11. Candidates are to begin the printing of the 2019 UTME notification slips from Tuesday, April 2.
“All candidates who registered for the 2019 UTME are to ensure that they print their examination notification slips before the day of the examination as no excuses would be entertained. The public should note that the board will not reschedule the examination for any candidate. Candidates can also print their slips anywhere.
“The board had earlier closed the sale of its UTME and Direct Entry application document on Thursday, February 21. But it was discovered that 41,063 candidates created profiles and were unable to complete their registration formalities after initiating the process.
“In view of this consideration the board has opened the registration portal, effective from Wednesday March 13, for candidates to complete their registration formalities. The portal will be closed on Friday, March 15.”