JAMB reschedules Mock, UTME for April, reopens portal for registration

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for April.

This was announced in a statement released on Wednesday by the board’s Head of Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin.

The conduct of the exam would now commence on Thursday, April 11 while candidates are expected to begin the printing of the 2019 UTME notification slips from Tuesday, April 2.

The board has also fixed Monday, April 1 as the new date for its 2019 mock examination, which was earlier scheduled for Saturday, March 23.

Mr Benjamin further explained that the board’s portal would remain opened from Wednesday to Friday, March 15 for candidates who registered but were unable to complete their registration at the closure of registration.

The statement partly reads,” All the details on the slips for the mock examination remain the same except the examination date which is now April 1, 2019.

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“The board has also scheduled to conduct the 2019 UTME from Thursday, April 11. 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 would be entertained. The public should note that the board will not reschedule the examination for any candidate. Candidates can also print their slips anywhere.

“The board had earlier closed the sale of its UTME and Direct Entry application document on Thursday, February 21. But it was discovered that 41,063 candidates created profiles and were unable to complete their registration formalities after initiating the process.

“In view of this consideration the board has opened the registration portal, effective from Wednesday March 13, for candidates to complete their registration formalities. The portal  will be closed on Friday, March 15.”

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