Read JAMB Latest News Update Today for 2019/2020 UTME Exam.
Jamb latest news updates from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) concerning the 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, exam dates and other details today.
Latest Jamb news reaching us today has it that the examination body has released procedures for obtaining the 2019 UTME and DE forms. Application commenced on Thursday, January 10th, 2019.
JAMB also announced that the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) will take place from Saturday, 16 March and end on Saturday, 23 March, 2019.
In addition to telephones and other prohibited materials, all other electronic gadgets, device, lens; wrist watches, pen, eye glasses would be scrutunised during the exam.
The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this at a Critical Stakeholders Meeting on Plans and Modalities for the Sale and Registration of 2019 UTME Application.
Oloyede said that the proposed sale of application would commence on from 10 January, 2019 to 21 February, 2019.
“In proposing these dates, management has taken into consideration the dates of other public examinations namely, WAEC, NECO.
“Having examined that all logistics are put in place for a smooth exercise, management would strictly adhere to the sale period.
“Therefore all critical stakeholders are advised to cooperate, collaborate, support and assist the board in this direction,’’ he said.
Oloyede said the application fees for the examination remained N3,500, adding that this was inclusive of the N300 commission paid on each application to selling points.
The registrar added that foreign based candidates would pay the sum of $20 dollars per candidate as against $100 and 150 dollars paid in 2017 for candidates in Africa and outside Africa, respectively.
Oloyede added that in the 2019 UTME, the board would introduce Electronic Jammers at all CBT centres as part of measures to ensure that the integrity of the test was maintained.
He said the board had met with the proprietors of CBT centres to review the 2018 exercise and plan for the 2019 UTME.
“Management has directed the state coordinators to visit the CBT centres in their states to carry out preliminary accreditation exercise.
“The results of the different levels of inspection and accreditation would form the basis of choosing centres that would participate in the 2019 exercise.”
He stated that so far, no fewer than 620 centres had been penciled down as CBT centres.
According to him, the centres will undergo further scrutiny to make them eligible for the examination and not just to register candidates.
He added that the brochure which contained the detailed requirements for application and admission to tertiary institutions, as well as syllabus had been updated and uploaded on the website: www.jamb.gov.ng
The registrar said the purpose of the meeting was to seek and incorporate all shades of opinions to add value to the board’s plan and programme.
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