The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has said the sale of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) forms would commence on Monday, March 20, reports ITRealms.
A public statement made available to ITRealms endorsed by the Registrar, indicated that the date was fixed following an deal reached following the harmonization of the examination timetable at a meeting with other examination bodies on January 24, this year.
The sales, ITRealms report would commence for the 2017/2018 admission forms for UTME and Direct Entry (DE) forms as planned, although there would be an optional mock examination before the 2017 UTME prior to the main examination.
The period of sale cum registration period for UTME, JAMB said, is from Monday 20 March to Wednesday 19 and April 2017, while registration closes on Saturday 22 April 2017.
In addition, JAMB said that for Direct Entry, the application will be on sale from Sunday 23 April, 2017 and did not disclose when it would end.
According to the official public statement, ITRealms gathered that each candidate must have personal e-mail address and mobile phone number, candidate is to use his or her functional and valid personal e-mail address. Stressing that the system would reject at the point of registration any already used e-mail address.
"Each candidate must personally create a JAMB profile on the JAMB portal through JAMB Mobile App available on Android, Windows and iOS platforms or visit a bank, NIPOST to create his or her JAMB profile on the JAMB portal: www.jamb.org.ng, which includes name, date of birth, personal e-mail address and place of origin are before candidates could create the profile.
Payment for JAMB's E-PIN-registration and the recommended reading text, JAMB said is done at the banks and NIPOST.
"Banks have also agreed to make these services available at Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres and JAMB State Offices.
Thus, JAMB advised each candidate to visit any of its accredited CBT centres, list of which is on website with their personal details, the profile and evidence of payment.
ITRealms further gathered that the CBT centres or JAMB State Offices, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the Compact Disc (CD) containing; e-brochure showing guidelines on admission detailing list of tertiary institutions and available programmes of study.
Equally, the CD would contain syllabus (e-syllabus) for the examination, as well as step by step guide on completing the application form. In addition to video messages from the Registrar of JAMB, a demo on how to use eight (8) keys for UTME examination without mouse will be available.
JAMB advised candidates with little familiarity with computers, each of them would complete the online application form by supplying the required details such as name, e-mail address, Local Government Area (LGA), academic qualifications, etc.
While at the CBT centre, candidate's ten fingers biometric and image will be captured and uploaded.
On the registration fee, for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination or Direct Entry is Five Thousand Naira (₦5,000) only. Candidates are also, as usual, to pay Five Hundred Naira (₦500) only to obtain the reading text -"'In Dependence' for UTME candidates and ''The Last Days at Forcados High School'' for Direct Entry Candidates."
Candidates, JAMB pointed out should note that e-PINS being purchased are tied to individual profile and are not transferable.
"Candidates are advised to keep as confidential their security details such as registration numbers, password, numbers of ATM Cards, e-mail addresses and e-PINs," part of the statement read.
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