The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), according to close sources, is considering shifting the date of this year’s examination, as stated by an official close to the board.
This new development of considering to postpone the upcoming Unified Tertiary Examinations (UTME) comes as a result of the 2019 general election being postponed until February 23rd.
Recall that the election polls were to open on February 16, last week Saturday, with the presidential and parliamentary elections, before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a shift just hours to the commencement of the polls last week Saturday.
Meanwhile, the 2019 presidential election and the parliamentary elections which also includes the National Assembly elections will now hold on Saturday, February 23 while the state elections will also hold a week later on another Saturday, March 9.
It is relatively important to note that the sale or registration forms to all JAMB candidates (UTME/DE) including those outside Nigeria, commenced on January 10 and will end today, February 21 as stated by the Examination board in order for the body to prepare for the upcoming UTME next month.
As we all know, the JAMB examination is expected to commence on March 16 and end on 23 at JAMB’s computer-based test centres across the country.
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However, some officials close to the board have publicly come out to inform news sources that the examination date has been shifted from March 16 to April 16 because of the general elections set to take place on Saturday, February 23rd.
We are, however, waiting for the official confirmation from JAMB as the body will need to announce it publicly in order to inform parents and the registered JAMB candidates as well.