- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced major readjustments in the 2022 UTME and Direct Entry
- Fabian Benjamin, JAMB head, public affairs and protocol said the commencement date for registration has been postponed
- According to the JAMB spokesperson, registration will now start from Saturday, February 19, and end on Saturday, March 26
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shifted the commencement date of the registration for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE), Premium Times reported.
The registration exercise which was earlier slated for Saturday, February 12, will now begin on Saturday, February 19.
In another report by Daily Trust, the head, public affairs and protocol of the examination body, Fabian Benjamin, made the announcement.
In the statement signed by Benjamin, the registration exercise ends on Saturday March 26.
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He went on to note that the one-week postponement was to allow for fine-tuning and upgrade of the registration procedures.
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The board also reiterated its decision to have a hitch-free registration process for all candidates.
This new development was disclosed in the latest bulletin released by the board and made available to the newspaper.
COVID-19: JAMB releases new advisory for underage UTME candidates, others
Meanwhile, underage candidates who have applied for the UTME and other visitors below 18-years of age will not need to present COVID-19 vaccination cards before gaining access to the examination and facilities belonging to JAMB.
The board's head of media and protocol said those below 18-years are free to access their facilities without presenting their vaccination cards.
Benjamin said Nigerians who would need to show their vaccination cards are those covered under the vaccination policy of the NCDC for COVID-19.
JAMB set to issue new USSD code for UTME/DE registration and examination
In other news, JAMB announced new plans to adopt an additional Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) to be used by candidates in the forthcoming 2022 examinations.
It hopes to use technology to drive its services and curb hitches and examination malpractice in the system.
This is besides the already existing 55019 code in operation since 2018 which is used for registration and other essential services.