By Akon Etumukwa
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation has fixed Thursday April 11, 2019 for the conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this in statement yesterday, said candidates are to begin the printing of the 2019 UTME notification slips from Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019.
The board urged all candidates who registered for the exam to ensure they print their examination notification slips before the day of the examination as no excuses would be entertained.
“The public should note that the Board would not reschedule examination for any candidate.
Candidates can print their slips anywhere.
“Nigerians would recall that the Board had closed the sale of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry application document on Thursday, 21st February, 2019.
“At the close of the sale and subsequently close of registration portal, it was discovered that 41,063 candidates created profile and procured either UTME or DE ePINS but were unable to complete their registration formalities after initiating the process,” JAMB said.
The board however said it has open the registration portal effective from Wednesday 13th March, 2019 for all candidates with either UTME or DE ePINS to complete their registration formalities.
It further noted that the portal would be closed on Friday, 15th March,2019 by 12midnight, warning that this opportunity is for only candidates who had created profile and procured UTME or DE ePINS before the close of registration portal as the sale of ePINS had since been closed.
Meanwhile, JAMB has rescheduled its mock examination earlier scheduled for Saturday, 23rd March, 2019 to April 1, 2019.
The board said the shift in the date of the examination was due to certain circumstances beyond its control, urging candidates who had indicated interest in the mock examination at the point of registration and have since printed their notification slips not to further print another one.
“All the details on the slips remain the same except the examination date which is now 1st April, 2019,” JAMB said.