The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the commencement of candidates’ registration for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
The exam body also said the registration exercise – which will end in February 2018 – would take place in over 700 computer based test (CBT) centres in 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Fabian Benjamin, the spokesperson of JAMB, said this in a statement on Thursday evening, noting that candidates are advised to register on time before the available spaces in their towns of choice are exhausted.
The statement reads: “We will also want to state clearly that the board does not post candidates to any examination town other than the one chosen by the candidate at the point of registration.
“Candidates are, however, advised to register on time before the available spaces in their town of choice are exhausted.
“The registration exercise started on Wednesday 6th December, 2017 and as at today so many candidates have text their names using their phone numbers to 55019 and got their profile registered. After which they equally proceeded to the CBT centres for registration.
“The exercise from our tour of centres today clearly showed that this is one of the best registration regime of the board in recent time. It is easy, smooth and hitch free. This system is simple and convenient, candidates are requested to do it themselves to avoid being defrauded by anybody.
“Candidates can purchase the e -pins using their ATM or through Interswitch, Remita and other online platforms at the comfort of their homes.
“The Board offices are available for any challenge encountered by candidate while trying to obtain the e -pin to register for the 2018 exercise.
“Candidates who desire to register for the optional mock are also urged to do so as the platform will be withdrawn by the 30th of December, 2017 and only those who registered and indicated their interest on or before that time will be enlisted to participate.
“The board again reiterated its avowed commitment to conduct a hitch free examination and advance the cause of any Nigerian child desirous of qualitative tertiary education in the country. This is the beginning of the 2018 process.”
It would be recalled, JAMB had last month postponed the date for the sale of 2018 application forms due to the delay in meeting the agreed deadline by the publisher of the compulsory text meant for prospective candidates.
However, the board disclosed that the sale and registration for all candidates, including those from foreign countries, will now hold from December 6 to February 6, 2018.