The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday, January 26, declared that all is set for the conduct of the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Board also fixed a closing date for the 2016 registration.
This disclosure was contained in a statement issued by the Board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin in Lagos.
According to the statement, the sale of application documents for the examination would close on Friday, January 29, while the website will subsequently be shut on Friday, February 5, 2016.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the examination will be conducted between end of February and March, no exact date has been fixed.
Benjamin disclosed that JAMB has put necessary machinery in motion to conduct the 2016 UTME, adding that the all Computer Based Test (CBT) mode examination would be held in more than 400 centres within and outside Nigeria.
He said: “JAMB has approved more centres in order to give Nigerians the best computer based test ever conducted in a large scale by any public examination body. The Board insisted that these centres must meet best global requirements.
Some of the requirements are steady power supply, minimum of 200 computers, including Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), accessible road, security must be guaranteed and the hall must have a waiting room.
“This year, there are also some innovations which will ensure that candidates write the examination under best atmosphere.’’
Bear in mind, the conduct of the UTME for admission into Nigeria’s public and private tertiary institutions is the sole responsibility of JAMB.