The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has ordered all tertiary institutions in the country to end their 2017 admission by January 2017.

The examination board gave the order on Thursday, mandating all tertiary institutions to end their 2017/2018 admission by January 25, NAN reports.

The board’s head of media, Fabian Benjamin said the board’s decision was reached at a meeting where all issues and ones bordering on the admission process were taken into consideration.

He said it was resolved that the academic calendar must be adhered to. According to him, the directive becomes necessary as the board intends to meet up with the academic calendar as earlier agreed.

“By implication, candidates who have gained admissions into various institutions and are yet to register or do not have admissions by January 25 should begin to make preparations for the 2018 UTME.

“The public must also note that the UTME results are valid for only one year and not three years as widely speculated. “If changes are made on the validity, I assure you the board would communicate appropriately to the public.”

Meanwhile, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has recently announced that the examination would take place betweenMarchh 9 and 17, while the mock exam will take place in the first week of February.

The board, therefore, advises candidates to register on time and make clear their choices of institutions.

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