The Joint Admissions and matriculation Board has same the Unified Tertiary matriculation Examination in 2018 can hold from March 9 to March 17 in about 620 computer-based test centres nationwide.
The jamb Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who said this during a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, noted that the board had prohibited things like “wristwatches, any type of pen, while eyeglasses would even be scrutinised.”
Oloyede said the UTME date was chosen “taking into cognizance the dates of different public examinations,” adding that an nonobligatory mock examination would hold between Jan 22 and 27.
The jamb registrar said every UTME form would be sold-out for N5,000.
Oloyede said, “The board has commenced its plans and programmes for the 2018 UTME and Direct Entry in earnest. the 2 processes, as well as candidates from foreign countries, can run at the same time.
“The planned date for the 2018 UTME is from March 9 to 17. On the certification of computer-based test centres, the results of the various levels of inspection and accreditation would verify the centres participating in the 2018 exercise. So far, about 620 CBT centres are pencilled in and that they would be allowed to register candidates.
“In the UTME, the board also will introduce electronic jammers in the least the CBT centres. additionally to telephone and different materials at examination venues, the subsequent things like wristwatches and any type of pens are prohibited. Eyeglasses are to be scrutinised.
“It is planned that the sale of forms would begin in November and finish in Jan spanning a period of 2 months as against one month in the 2017 exercise.
“The board has introduced the mock examination to check the readiness of the candidates and solely candidates who register for the Mock by December 2017 are going to be eligible. however the mock is nonmandatory. we’ve also planned that the mock examination takes place between March 9 and 17 2018. In proposing these dates, the board takes into thought the dates of other public examinations.”
The registrar said 160 units of computers had been purchased to reinforce the conduct of the 2018 UTME for prison inmates in Ikoyi, Lagos State, and Kaduna State.
“The UTME are going to be conducted in Benin Republic, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, South Africa, the Gambia, Saudi Arabia and also the uk. The examination also will be conducted in Kaduna and Ikoyi Prisons, where the sums of N18m and N10.8m were provided severally to shop for 100 and 60 units of pc accordingly,” the registrar noted.