The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has extended the registration exercise of the 2017 UTME to May 5, 2017 as it puts the Mock Examination earlier schedule for Saturday April 8, 2017 on hold.
Stating this on Saturday in Abuja, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said that instead of the earlier announced April 19, the deadline for the sale of forms and registration will now extend to Friday, May 5, 2017, adding that the 2017 UTME has also been postponed to start on Saturday, May 13 – 20, 2017.
According to him; “The Mock Examination earlier slated for Saturday, April 8, 2017 has been put on hold. This is because the appropriate rehearsal and test-running of the new system has been substantially achieved.
“The plan was to trial-test the readiness of our facilities and address the challenges that may likely confront the main examination. The Mock Examination remains free for willing candidates, even the fee due to the CBT centre Owners are being paid by JAMB. No cost to the candidates.
“At this moment, we have realized that the plan to hold this Mock Examination was good for us. We are now in a better position to achieve better than we would have done without this trial testing. This is why the exercise is at no cost to the candidates” he said.
He also said that; “It is our strong conviction that this exercise is an experience for us. Our systems analysis has revealed interesting findings that will engender a seamless and successful 2017 UTME exercise.
“On behalf of JAMB, we use this opportunity to appreciate our stakeholders, including the candidates, for being part of this experiment. Every disappointment is a blessing, an old adage says. The blessing that will trail the suspension of this Mock Examination and extension of registration deadline will manifest in our main UTME by next month”.Oloyede declared.