The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME in 2018 would hold on March 9 to March 17, 2018. JAMB fixes dates for 2018 examination.
The JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, announced this on Wednesday during an ongoing stakeholders’ meeting. According to him, the dates were chosen “taking into cognizance the dates of other public examinations.”
JAMB fixes dates for 2018 examination
The board said the mock examination would hold between January 22 and 27, adding that the application fee remained N5000.
In the same vein, recall that the National Universities Commission, NUC, said of the 1.7 million candidates who wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME in 2017, only 500,000 will get admission into the University.
This disclosure was made known by the NUC executive secretary, Abubakar Rasheed.
According to him, “Out of about 1.7 million candidates who took the UTME, it is just about half a million that can be admitted into our universities. The crisis of admission in this country is inevitable. Unless we expand spaces, we shall continue to have an admission crisis in this country. Every examination has its own problem.
We believe that the JAMB examination is credible and all of us operating in the system respect the results of the UTME.
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“It is not about making money for the universities. JAMB is an excellent guide, but you cannot rely on it 100 per cent. There is a need to further examine the candidates for objectivity and to make the entire system credible…”