Check Out! New UTME Date Announced For JAMB 2018

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JAMB Announces Date For 2018 UTME (Read Details)


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the date for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar, made the announcement on Wednesday during a meeting in Abuja with critical

stakeholders on the plans and programmes for the 2018 UTME and Direct Entry (DE).

The board proposed March 9 – 17 as the dates for the exam saying it checked carefully not to clash with other

public examinations dates.

Oloyede also announced the dates for the mock examination for interested students would be running

from January 22 – 27. He said the form would cost N5000.

He said, “The mock examination is starting the same date the sales of form is ending. “Eye glasses are to be

examined properly before candidates are allowed into the examination hall,” he said.

JAMB had, on Tuesday, said it will meet with key parastatals to brainstorm on the conduct of the examination and

identify possible areas for review of the UTME.

Amongst the stakeholders are the Foreign Affairs Ministry officials, university lecturers, vice chancellors and rectors of polytechnics. “We are also expecting top media executives, state commissioners of education and heads of colleges of education.

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“Other stakeholders expected at the meeting are labour unions of Nigeria universities such as ASUU, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), among others,’’ Fabian Benjamin said on behalf of the board.

The board earlier banned the use of pens, wrist watches and other devices as part of the newly introduced measures for the 2018 UTME.

 JAMB 2018 : Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
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Official logo
Acronym JAMB
Type Computer-Based Test
Knowledge / skills tested Academic performance in selected subjects.
Purpose Admission into tertiary institution.
Year started 1978
Duration 2 hours.
Score / grade range 0 to 400
Score / grade validity 1 year
Offered Once in a year
Countries / regions Nigeria
Languages English
Annual number of test takers More than one million
Prerequisites / eligibility criteria SSCE results or awaiting SSCE results.
Scores / grades used by Over 500 universities, agencies and other institutions in Nigeria.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions.[1]The board conducts entrance examinations for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities. The board is also charged with the responsibility to administer similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations. All of these candidates must have obtained the West Africa School Certificate, now West African Examinations Council, WAEC, or its equivalent, National Examination Council (Nigeria), NECO.

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