The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said on Wednesday morning that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in 2018 would hold on March 9 to March 17, 2018.
The JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, announced this during an ongoing stakeholders’ meeting, saying that the dates were chosen “taking into cognizance the dates of other public examinations.”
The board said the mock examination would hold between January 22 and 27, adding that the application fee remained N5000.
Newsbreakers recalls that Oloyede had earlier noted that the sale of the registration document for the 2018 UTME would commence before the end of November.
“We are planning to meet with all stakeholders on Nov. 15 and the sale of the registration document will definitely commence before the end of this month.
“But before that, we expect candidates to go and download our app, go to our website and download the syllabus and brochure, so that they can now study the process.
“This is in order to minimise the errors that usually occur during the registration process,” he said.
The JAMB boss added that no fewer than 617 centres have been accredited nationwide for the exercise.
“We are still considering about 60 more centres as we have their applications waiting for consideration.
“However, a total of 72 centres nationwide have earlier been delisted owing to their involvement in some infractions and they remain delisted.”
On the board’s plan to construct mega CBT centres for its examinations, Oloyede said: “The mega centre plan is still on, we said that last year.
“But the process of planning will take some time.
“There will be design, there will be contact with private operators, just as there will be advertisements and also due process will be followed,” he said.