The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced that its 2019 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, would begin on Thursday, April 11.
JAMB also announced that it has fixed Monday, April 1, 2019, for its 2019 mock examination earlier scheduled for Saturday, March 23,2019.
JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said in a statement yesterday that the change was due to certain circumstances beyond the Board’s control.
The statement read: “Candidates who had indicated interest in the mock examination at the point of registration and have since printed their mock examination notification slips need not print another one.
“All the details on the slips remain the same except the examination date which is now April 1, 2019.
“The Board has also scheduled to conduct the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation examination, UTME, from Thursday, April 11, 2019. Candidates are to begin the printing of the 2019 UTME notification slips from Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
“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 would not reschedule examination for any candidate.
Candidates can print their slips anywhere.
”Nigerians would recall that the Board had closed the sale of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry application document on Thursday, February 21, 2019.
“At the close of the sale and subsequent close of registration portal, it was discovered that 41,063 candidates created profile and procured either UTME or DE ePINS but 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, 2019, for all candidates with either UTME or DE ePINS to complete their registration formalities. The portal would be closed on Friday, March 15, 2019, by 12midnight.
“This opportunity is for only candidates who had created profile and procured UTME or DE ePINS before the close of registration portal as the sale of ePINS had since been closed.
”Please endeavour to register before Friday midnight if you are holding any of the ePINS (UTME/DE).”