Jamb fixes date for 2019 examinations

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB, says it has scheduled to begin the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation examination UTME, from Thursday, 11th April, 2019.

A Statement signed and made available to journalists by the Head of Media of the Board, Mr Fabian Benjamin said candidates can begin the printing of the 2019 UTME notification slips from Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019.

According to the statement: ”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,” the board added.

The board also made known that 1st of April, 2019 has been re-scheduled for the 2019 mock examination which was earlier scheduled for Saturday, 23rd March, 2019.

The Board said the change was due to certain circumstances beyond it control.

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,” the board said.

The statement added that all the details on the slips remain the same except the examination date which is now 1st April, 2019.

The Board has also re-opened the registration portal, on Wednesday 13th of March, 2019 to enable candidates with either Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination or Direct Entry ePINS to complete their registration formalities.

The portal would be closed on Friday, 15th of March, 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” the board added.

Voice of Nigeria earlier reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board had closed the sales of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry application document on Thursday, 21st of February, 2019.

At the close of the sale and close of registration portal, the board 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, hence the need for the re-opening of the registration portal.