The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ) has shifted the dates for the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations.
According to reports by The Nation, the management of the board is currently in a meeting to decide a new date for the examinations.
The exam was earlier schecduled for March 16th to March 23rd, 2019. The move might not be unconnnected with the postponement of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Elelctoral Commission, INEC.
INEC had earlier shifted the presidential and national assembly elections from Saturday, February 16, to Saturday, February 23, while the governorship and house of assembly elections were moved from March 2 to March 9.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), saud not less than 1.8 million candidates would be registered for its 2019 UTME by the end of the registration exercise scheduled for Feb. 21.
The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.
Benjamin expressed satisfaction with the ongoing registration exercise nationwide, adding that so far, it had been smooth with little or no hitches.
The registration of candidates for this year’s all Computer Based Test (CBT) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), commenced on Feb. 10.
Meanwhile, an official bulletin of the board tagged ‘jambulletin’ issued on Sunday, said over 1.6 million candidates had registered for the examination between Feb. 10 and Feb. 15 nationwide, with Lagos recording the highest, with 234,259 candidates. According to the bulletin, preparations for the successful conduct of the examination scheduled to commence few weeks from now is in top gear.
Also contained in the bulletin is the restatement of the unlikely extension of the registration deadline by the board.
“Candidates would commence the reprinting of their examination notification slips two weeks to the examination date. On the examination slip are candidates’ schedule for the examination, date, time and centre, as well as other necessary information about the examination.
“Two weeks to the commencement of the examination, candidates will have their slips placed on their profiles. However, in the event where candidates could not access their slip, such candidates can visit the board’s service portal,on www.jamb.org.ng to print the slip,” the bulletin stated.
It also said that messages would as well be sent to candidates, informing them on when to reprint their e-slip. According to the bulletin, the processes are all automated to keep candidates abreast of developments, just as messages will be sent to all candidates informing them on when to print their e-slip. The bulletin warned candidates against coming into the examination halls with prohibited items such as wrist watches, telephones and others.
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