JAMB Announces Date For 2016/2017 UTME (CBT)

JAMB begins 2016/2017 UTME (CBT) on February 29

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has announced that the 2016/2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will begin on February 29.

JAMB begins 2016/2017 UTME (CBT) on February 29

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The announcement was made on Tuesday, February 16, by the Board’s Head of Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.

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According to Dr Benjamin, the board would make use of about 500 Internet-complaint centres in the country for the Computer-based Test (CBT), as the over one million applicants will sit for the examination, which the board said, would last for seven days.

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In a statement issued by JAMB, the examination would hold in seven other centres outside Nigeria, namely; United Kingdom, Ghana, Cameroon, Republic of Benin, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Ethiopia.

The statement reads in part: “Candidates are urged to print their examination notification from Thursday, February 18, 2016 for the schedules of their examination.

The notification contains their date, time of examination and venue. Candidates are to adhere strictly by these schedules, as there will be no rescheduling of any examination if a candidate misses his/her date or time of examination.”

“They are to be in their various centres 30 minutes before their time. Again candidates are advised to check their schedules properly as JAMB will not condone any excuse in the event of candidate missing his or her time and date of examination.

“Candidates are to also note that they can visit JAMB accredited Computer-Based Centre or any cybercafé to print their slip or any place of their choice. It could be done at their homes.”

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