We have continued to receive mails from prospective jamb candidates about the Jamb 2017/2018 Registration form, closing date and timetable.
To keep all prospective JAMB UTME candidates abreast, we have put out this update to inform you on the latest happenings in JAMB as well as all you need know concerning the 2017/2018 Jamb UTME Registration.
JAMB 2017/2018 Registration Form: Latest Update
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has finally scrapped the use of scratch cards its examination. In an announcement made by the Chief Registrar, JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the use of scratch cards is ‘archaic’ and creates room for the exploitation of candidates.
Mr. Oloyede also made a call for the Federal Government to revert to the former system where serving University vice-chancellors were made chairmen of the Governing Board of JAMB.
According to him, the new method to be implemented instead of scratch cards would be known as ‘PIN Vending’.
With this method, JAMB would be able to checkmate all forms of fraudulent practices which were prevalent with the use of scratch cards.
While explaining the new decision reached by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, he said:
The decision is as a result of its consistent subjection to fraudulent practices, the use of scratch cards is archaic and it is the aim of JAMB to also promote accountability in line with government’s zero tolerance for corruption.
This new system will be accessible through the options of web payment, ATM issued cards (Visa, Verve and MasterCard), online quickteller, ATM payment, quickteller mobile application and Bank Branch case/card.
Mr. Oloyede made reference to the good old days when only serving vice-chancellors were made chairmen of Governing Board of JAMB.
He appealed to Government to bring back the practice as it would engender good synergies and harmonious relationship with a view to effectively delivering on its mandates.
Since the agency JAMB was a creation of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian universities, he stated that it would only be proper for them to be clearly recognized as active stakeholders to avoid any acrimony between tertiary institutions and JAMB.
Furthermore, the Nigerian Senate on Thursday, October 13th passed the #JAMBBill which extends the validity period of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to three years against the present one year.
The extension of validity period of JAMB UTME was as a result of the amendment of the Act establishing JAMB which scaled through its third reading at the senate.
That being the case, JAMB UTME results obtained by students seeking admission into the university becomes valid for a period of 3 years.
The Senate adopted the recommendation that the UTME examination should have a validity period of three years to reduce the financial burden on parents, bring relief to students, reduce bottlenecks and corruption in the admission process as well as strengthen the admission board in its responsibilities.
JAMB 2017/2018 Registration Form: Registration Date
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is yet to announce an official date for the commencement of the 2017/2018 JAMB UTME registration forms. But going by past trends, we can predict that the 2017/2018 JAMB UTME Registration and sale of forms would commence sometime in November 2016.
We’ll update you with the precise date as soon as we get some information from JAMB.
JAMB 2017/2018 Registration Form: Registration Cost
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has announced that the 2017/2018 JAMB would not need scratch cards for registration.
A call has also been made to reduce the cost of the examination to N2,500 only.
No official announcement has been made yet as regards the cost of registration, but we’ll update you as soon as we receive information concerning that.
JAMB 2017/2018 Registration Form: Closing Date
JAMB has not made any official announcement as regards the opening date and closing date for 2017/2018 JAMB UTME Registration, going by past trends we can predict the 2017/2018 JAMB Registration would close by the end of January, 2017.
As soon as the official closing date for registration of 2017/2018 JAMB is made known by the board, we’ll update this article.
It is important for candidates to register as soon as they can to avoid the errors that come with last minute rush.
JAMB 2017/2018 Registration Form: Mode Of Exam
The 2017/2018 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam would be 100% Computer Based Test (CBT).
It is very important that candidates have basic knowledge of the use of Computer as this would be the first step towards ensuring a good JAMB result as well as admission into their choice higher institution.
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JAMB 2017/2018 Registration Form