- JAMB has announced that the 2019 UTME’s will begin on April 11
- The board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, said the mock examination will hold on April 1, nationwide
- Benjamin stressed that the board will not reschedule the examination for any candidate
- The spokesman added that the registration portal for the examination will be closed on Friday, March 15 by 12 midnight
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has scheduled its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to begin on April 11.
The board made this known on Wednesday, March 13 in a statement by its head of media and publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Benjamin disclosed that the mock examination will hold on April 1, nationwide, contrary to its earlier announcement that the exercise will hold on March 23.
The JAMB spokesman said that the change was due to certain circumstances beyond the board’s control.
He, however, urged candidates who had indicated interest in the mock examination at the point of registration and had since printed the notification slips, not to bother printing another one.
“All the details on the slips remain the same except the examination date, which is now April 1, 2019.
“However, 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 will be entertained.
“The public should note that the board will not reschedule examination for any candidate.
“Candidates can print their slips anywhere,” he stated.
Benjamin noted that 41,063 candidates created profiles and procured either UTME or Direct Entry (DE) ePINS, but were unable to complete registration after initiating the process as at the close of sale of UTME forms on Thursday, February 2 and subsequent close of registration.
He, however, said that it was in view of this that the board opened the registration portal effective on Wednesday, March 13 to enable all the candidates with either UTME or DE ePINS to complete the registration formalities.
The JAMB spokesman said: “The portal will be closed on Friday, March 15 by 12 midnight.
“This opportunity is for only candidates who had created profile and procured UTME or DE ePINS before the close of registration portal as the sale of ePINS has since been closed.
“Please endeavour to register before Friday midnight if you are holding any of the ePINS for either UTME or DE.”
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that 1,205,187 candidates had been registered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for the 2019 UTME’s.
The development was made public in a press release issued from the office of the registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, on Monday, February 4.
The highest registrations were recorded in Lagos (161,654 candidates) and Kaduna (76,049 candidates).
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