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JAMB opens portal, mock exams on April 8

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-ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA

After a long wait the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has opened its official website for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2017.

The website which opened on Monday, March 20, as promised also set out some instructions for prospective candidates.

Here are some of the guidelines provided by the examination body:

Registration fee

The registration fee for the 2017 UTME 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.

Mock examination fees

The mock examination is optional which will take place in all the accredited CBT centres to prepare and familiarise interested candidates with the CBT environment. Interested candidates are advised to indicate their interest in the mock examination during the registration process.

The CBT Centres are allowed to collect through their (CBT Centres)bank accounts, a separate Seven Hundred naira (₦700) only, for this exercise.

The mock examination will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Here are some other guidelines for registration and application documents for the UTME 2017:

Each candidate must have personal e-mail address and mobile phone number.
Each candidate is to use his/her functional and valid personal e-mail address. The system would reject at the point of registration any already used e-mail address.

Website details

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/her JAMB profile on the JAMB portal: www.jamb.org.ng. Name, date of birth, personal e-mail address and place of origin are required to create the profile.

Registration

Payment for JAMB’s E-PIN-registration and the recommended reading text is done at the banks and NIPOST. Banks have also agreed to make these services available at CBT centres and JAMB state offices.

CBT centres

Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre (the list of accredited CBT centres are on our website i.e. www.jamb.gov.ng) with his/her personal details, the profile and evidence of payment.

JAMB supplies

The CBT centre or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the CD containing:

a) e-brochure showing guidelines on admission detailing list of tertiary institutions and available programmes of study.
b) Syllabus (e-syllabus) for the examination.
c) Step by step guide on completing the application form.
d) A video messages from the Registrar of JAMB and a demo on how to use eight (8) keys for UTME examination without mouse. (For candidates with little familiarity with Computers).

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