JAMB has extended the 2017/2018 registration deadline which was earlier scheduled to ends on April 19 to May 5.
They added that the postponement is as a result of some failures from their service providers.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended the registration deadline for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
The Board extended the deadline for the sale of forms and the registration for the examinations from the previously announced April 19 to May 5.
Consequently, the Examination Board has also postponed the 2017 UMTE from 13 May to 20 May.
The Mock test, which was planned for Saturday, had previously been put on hold.
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The board said that the shift in the examination date was due to the failure of the technical partners. Is-haq Oloyede, the chancellor of the executive committee, who revealed this in a statement on Saturday, apologized to the candidates for the sudden changes.
He said: “We could not go on with the Mock Examination and hereby announce the extension of the registration exercise of the 2017 UTME.
Instead of the previously announced April 19, the deadline for the sale of forms and registration will be extended until Friday, May 5, 2017. Consequently, the UTME 2017 was also postponed on Saturday, May 13-20, 2017.
The Mock Examination scheduled earlier for Saturday, April 8, 2017, was put on hold.
The corresponding repetition and test run of the new system were essentially achieved.
The plan was to test the readiness of our facilities and solve the challenges likely to pose to the main Examination.
At this moment, we realized that the plan to keep this Mock test was good for us. We are now sure that we are in better position than we would have been without this pre-examination test (JAMB Mock examination). That is why we have to make the exercise free to all candidates who which to partake.
It is our strong conviction that this exercise is an experience for us. Our system analysis has revealed interesting insights that will lead to a seamless and successful 2017 UTME exercise.”
JAMB’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, who confirmed the statement to PREMIUM TIMES in the phone chat, said the board had said Friday that it would make changes to the review process if necessary.
On 4 April, the House of Representatives asked JAMB to extend the registration exercise by at least one month to give rooms to more applications.
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