The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said it would not be selling registration form for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) till January 2019.
This contradicts the earlier report that it was billed to commence sales this December.
A statement by the the Head, Media and Information at JAMB, Fabian Benjamin made available to EduCeleb.com on Tuesday indicated that the board had dropped the idea of starting in December following Federal Government’s reduction in the registration fee with effect from January 2019.
It also added that candidates have just six weeks to complete their registration once it opens in January.
“The attention of the board has been drawn to information going round in some social media that JAMB has already begun the sale of forms for UTME.
“We are not commencing sale of the forms until January 2019, and the window period will be for six weeks.
“Prospective candidates should note this period in order not to fall prey to fraudsters,’’ the statement read in part.
Benjamin gave the assurance that the board would make adequate publicity toward the sale of the UTME.
According to him, the board would comply with the directive on reduction of the registration cost.
EduCeleb.com recalls that the Nigerian government had on 28th November approved the reduction of the fee from N5,000 to N3,500, ahead of the 2019 UTME at the Federal Executive Council meeting held then.
It also reduced the cost of registration for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination charged by the National Examination Council (NECO) from N11,350 to N9,850 and that of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) from N5,500 to N4,000.
Education minister, Mr Adamu Adamu who made this public stated that the reduction would take effect from January 2019.