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JAMB announces dates for 2018 UTME, postpones mock exams

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the dates for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of the board, said the examination will be held between March 9 and 17.

Oloyede made this known at a meeting with stakeholders on Tuesday.

He said the examination initially scheduled to hold between January 22 and 24 has been moved to the first week in February due to the ongoing strike by non-teaching staff of universities.

“We are unable to access our CBT centres because most of them are in the universities and non-teaching staffs are on strike,” he said.

“But this hasn’t stopped sales. Regarding the sale of forms, about 10 per cent of the expected candidates have registered, the number of candidates that have registered now is about 283,319.”

Oloyede said the prohibition of certain items still stand and is applicable to candidates, supervisors, and examiners.

“No candidates, examiners, invigilators will be allowed to enter the examination hall with wrist watches, pencils except HB pencils …and cameras,” he said.

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