JAMB begins sale of 2018 UTME forms November 22
• Examination holds 9-17th March
• Reduces registration fee for foreign candidates
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday said it would commence the sale of its application forms on November 22, 2017 through January 22, 2018.
This comes as the board has concluded the restructuring, reforms and other preparations for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Its Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting on plans and modalities for the sale and registration for the 2018 UTME.
He explained that the registration would last for two months, as against the one month it allowed for the 2017 exercise.
“Having examined that all logistics are put in places for a smooth exercise, management would strictly adhere to the sale period. Therefore, all stakeholders are advised to cooperate, collaborate, support and assist the board in this direction.
“The application fee remains N5000, just as the reading text is still N500. The application fee is inclusive of the N300 commission paid on each application to the selling points,” he said.
Oleyede disclosed that the 2018 UTME exercise would take place between March 9 and 17, 2018.
He urged prospective candidates to visit the board’s website, download JAMB application forms, syllabuses and brochures to keep themselves abreast of latest information.
The JAMB helmsman also revealed that the management of the board has approved a reduction of the application fees for foreign-based candidates from $120 to $20.
Oloyede further stated that the board would introduce electronic jammers in all computer based-centres, as additional measure at ensuring that the integrity of the examination was kept intact.
He assured that JAMB has done everything possible to ensure a smooth exercise for the sale of the application documents and conduct of the mock and main examinations.
“This critical stakeholders meeting has been convened to seek and incorporate every shade of opinion to add value to the board’s plans and programmes,” he added.