From: Fred Ezeh, Abuja
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced shift in the date for the commencement of sale of application document for 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The board, last week announced that sale of the 2018 application documents will commence on 22 November and will run till 22nd January, 2018. It also announced that its mock exams will run from 22 to 27 January, 2018, while 9 to 17 March, 2018, was chosen for the conduct 2018 UTME.
The board had also encouraged candidates interested in mock exam to register on or before 31 December, and also indicate interest during the registration so they could be allowed to sit for the mock exam.
JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement on Wednesday, explained that the postponement was due to inability of publisher of the compulsory reading text to meet the agreed deadline.
He said: “The publisher had promised to deliver all the texts for the 2018 candidates on or before November 7 but the publisher failed to provide the 1.8 million copies required before the agreed deadline. The development painfully forced JAMB to shift the date.”
JAMB, however, urged interested candidates to get acquainted with the brochure before the commencement of the sale of the application documents, to avoid mistakes associated with filling the application documents.
The board said that understanding the process would not only help the candidates fill the form smoothly but will also brightened their chances of securing admission opportunity in 2018 exercise.