The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which usually holds in March will be holding in May this year.
Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), said the examinations will be coming up later than usual as part of steps to check malpractices.
Here’s what you need to know about the much-awaited 2017 UTME.
1. The forms for this year’s UTME will be on sale within two weeks.
2. The examinations will be conducted in May and will not clash with any SSCE examinations.
3. The new date was agreed upon by all examination bodies after going through their timetables.
4. The new timing of the UTME was to check any form of malpractice, especially upgrading of results.
5. JAMB has scrapped the use of scratch cards because UTME candidates were being extorted.
6. The agency has handed over 10 officials to the police for investigation in connection with fraud associated with sales of scratch cards.
7. 1.7million are expected to sit for UTME this year (about 1.5million candidates for UTME and about 200,000 and 300,000 candidates for Direct Entry).