JAMB 2017/2018 | All institutions Are Directed to End Admissions
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Thursday directed all tertiary institutions to end their 2017 admission by January 25.
The Board’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin said the board’s decision came at a meeting where all issues and ones bordering on the admission process were taken into consideration.
He said it was resolved that the academic calendar must be adhered to.
According to him, the directive becomes necessary as the board intends to meet up with the academic calendar as earlier agreed.
“By implication, candidates who have gained admissions into various institutions and are yet to register or do not have admissions by January 25 should begin to make preparations for the 2018 UTME.
“The public must also note that the UTME results are valid for only one year and not three years as widely speculated.
“If changes are made to the validity, I assure you the board would communicate appropriately to the public.”
The board had recently said that the UTME examinations would take place between March 9 and 17, while the mock exams would take place in the first week of February.
Dr. Fabian Benjamin also commented that the journal is one of a series of ongoing entry forms, which is one of the most important of the UTME’s.
“It has come to our knowledge that a lot of candidates are not aware of the issue of the Direct Entry Forms, which we have advertised.
“We are calling on candidates to please register their profiles and obtain the pins from the vending platforms.
“Candidates who want to apply to the institutions of the United States of America and the United States.
“This form can be obtained through the same process as the UTME forms.
“It could be purchased through commercial banks, Mobile Money Operators (MMOs), Interswitch, NIPOST and Remita,” he said.
Dr. Fabian, however, noted that they should be aware of the fact that they are paying for direct entry or UTME as some unknowingly direct purchase instead of UTME and vice versa.NAN
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