JAMB Registration Date Has Been Announced: The UTME registration for 2019 is expected to begin by January 10th, according to the Board. You should already know by now that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has slated the JAMB registration commencement date for the 2019 JAMB UTME to be January 10th, 2019.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has just recently called on prospective candidates to disregard advertisements in the social media announcing sales of registration documents with some illegal centres and subject combinations.
The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin in an interview with NAN, said that over 700 centres have so far been accredited for the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is scheduled to commence on March 16th, 2019.
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According to JAMB registrar, Professor Oloyede, the sales of form will start on the set date and is expected to last for 6 weeks which means the registration period will last until February 21st, 2019. Prof. Oloyede also disclosed that the board will not allow Cyber Cafe operators to register candidates because they are extorting candidates and overcharging them and also engaging in services that they do not have the capacity to do.
The announcement was made by JAMB’s Registrar Professor Oloyede during a meeting with owners of JAMB Computer Based Test Centres at the University of Lagos. The Registrar has assured the public that the JAMB exams will not clash with the coming 2019 Elections.
Prof. Oloyede had initially announced January 3rd as beginning date for the sale of forms but changed it to January 10th, 2019 following appeal by the CBT operators for more time to complete their online network test.
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Addressing owners and managers of the accredited CBT centres across the country, Oloyede warned them against conniving with candidates in any form of malpractice, adding that 50 CBT centres that were found culpable in the last examination have been banned. Oloyede who warned every prospecting candidate to discard all unregistered cyber cafe centres, urged them to choose any of the accredited registration centres if they want to receive any major JAMB services.
What this all also means is that candidates should begin preparing for their JAMB, if they haven’t started already. Recall that on the issue of the reduction of JAMB fees, the Head of Media of the Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin has earlier said that it was commendable what the Federal Government had done.
Benjamin has also previously mentioned the board’s readiness to continuously give the general public the desired impact to further enhance institutions through conducting transparent and credible examinations at its CBT centres, nationwide.
So, with no further ado, you can check the JAMB Brochure for various courses and faculties, the JAMB Syllabus for the various subjects, study JAMB Past Questions and Answers or simply start to Practice JAMB CBT for 2019 Exam for Free. You can also download the JAMB CBT Practice Software or App to practice offline.
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Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a renowned Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions. The board conducts entrance examinationsfor prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities. The board is charged with the responsibility to administer similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations.
- general control over the conduct of matriculation examinations into all Universities, Monotechnics, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education;
- appointment of examiners, moderators, invigilators, members of the subject panels and committees and other persons with respect to matriculation examinations;
- placement of suitably qualified candidates in the tertiary institutions in collaboration with those institutions.
In furtherance of these functions, the Board conducts a matriculation examination for candidates seeking admissions to tertiary institutions within the country. This examination is known as the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Eligibility for the Examination
Those eligible to sit the UTME are holders or prospective holders (those awaiting results) of the following qualifications or their equivalents:
- the West African School Certificate (WASC)
- the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE)
- the National Technical Certificate or the National Business Certificate (NTC/NBC)
- Teachers’ Grade II Certificate
Candidates who have sat or are scheduled to sit for examinations in any of these qualifications in the year of application may also sit for the UTME.
Structure of the Examination
The UTME is conducted once a year in the computer based test mode. The test is a two-hour multiple-choice in four subjects, with a compulsory paper, the Use of English and three other subjects of a candidate’s choice. Prospective candidates are advised to seek the advice of their teachers, parents/guardians or career counselors in their choice of elective subjects for the UTME. Candidates are encouraged to visit the CBT practice test platform to familiarize themselves with features of the computer-based test at no extra cost.
Prospective candidates for the UTME are to note that for them to secure admissions into tertiary education programme, they have to:
- attain an appreciable standard of pass in the UTME in the relevant subjects;
- have credit passes in five relevant subjects in the appropriate WAEC/NECO SSCE/Teachers’ Grade II examination.
The credit/merit passes in question should be attained at not more than two sittings. Normally, credit passes Mathematics and English Language are required for all tertiary education courses except where it is stated other wise. In addition to the general entry requirements specified above, candidates must meet any other specific entry.
Candidates are therefore advised to consult the appropriate sections of the UTME/DE brochure for information about the specific entry requirements for different programmes. It is also important to note that admissions are subject to general guidelines enunciated from time to time by the proprietors of higher educational institutions. Such guidelines may set out admissions quotas or implementation principles which the Board and the institutions are expected to uphold.
Beware of Examination Malpractice
Increasingly, candidates, examination officials and other persons are yielding to the temptation to cheat in examinations. Cheating (or aiding or abetting cheating) in examinations is criminal act punishable in law. The Examination, Malpractices Decree 1999 provides penalties for persons convicted of examination malpractice. Punishment provided include imprisonment for 3-5 years or a fine of ₦50,000 or more, or both prison sentence and fine. By provision of the decree, the following are considered criminal acts:
Cheating, use of electronic device, impersonation, collusion with others with the intent to cheat or secure unfair advantage for self or for another, disturbance at examinations, misconduct in the course of an examination, failure to obey lawful orders of supervisors, proctors or agents of the examination body, forgery of result notification, breach of duty, conspiracy, aiding, multiple application, etc.