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JAMB commences sale of 2017 UTME forms by March; Gives no specific date



Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions, JAMB has revealed through a press statement that it will commence sale of forms for the conduct of its 2017 Tertiary Admission Exams. The press statement seen by campubiz was signed by the Senior Media Officer of the JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin who commended prospective candidates for their patience.

Part of the statement says “If we need a different and progressive result that will position Nigerian educational system in an enviable height in the comity of nations, then we must do things differently. The Board is poised to see that a reasonable percentage of candidates who take this examination and are qualified find placement in tertiary institutions,

The statements added“in the cause of conducting admission exercise, many institutions have admitted candidates on merit only for them to discover that such candidates do not have qualified O’levels results or the right combination for admission and had to delete and start the process all over again. With this, they would have denied other qualified candidates the opportunities for admissions.”


O’level results and awaiting results

The statement explains that efforts have been out in place to prevent candidates without O’levels from being admitted into school, it says:

“To achieve this, JAMB insist that candidates supply their result on its website during registration or later, but before admissions commences for them to be considered for admissions. We believe this will allow only qualified candidates to be considered for admissions,” 

“The summary is that no candidate will be admitted with awaiting result. Candidates and their parents are also to note that the Board has restructured the registration platform to allow for only one choice of Public University. The new registration platform will now be first choice, second choice, third choice and fourth choice and not most preferred, preferred etc as it was,” Jamb Explained.

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“Candidates’ first choice can be a College, University, Innovative Enterprises Institutions or Polytechnic/Monotechnic. However, if a candidate makes a Public University his first choice, he will not have any public University to choose for 2nd, 3rd and 4th choice. He will have on the remaining three choices, a College, a Polytechnic, Private University and IEI’S,” it stated.

The statement added “however, candidates for the 2017 UTME can now select NCE (College) or ND (Polytechnic/Monotechnic) as their 1st choice up to 3rd choice and the 4th IEI. They can select the IEI (Innovative Enterprise Institution, ND) as their 1st choice up to the 4th choice, but can only pick a public university once.”


On Registering in Cyber Cafes

The statement says “Again, we want to inform candidates that no cyber café will be registering candidates for our examination. On no account should any candidate patronize any cyber café for our registration. It is important to note that the Board will not deploy the use of any scratch card for the 2017 UTME registration exercise”.

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