JAMB fixes February 14 for commencement of 2023 UTME registration
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced several key dates for its activities in 2023 at the conclusion of its management meeting on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.
The Board has therefore authorized the start of registration for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to take place from Saturday, January 14, to Tuesday, February 14, 2023. However, as the Direct Entry (DE) registration would start on Monday, February 20, and end on Thursday, April 20, 2022, it does not include the registration for Direct Entry (DE) application papers.
The Board also set the date of its optional mock UTME as Thursday, March 16, 2023.
In order to avoid a scenario where candidates express interest in taking the mock-UTME, causing the various centers to commit human and material resources, only for them to not show up on the day of the examination, candidates are to note that they would be required to pay the sum of N1000 service charge for CBT centers for the conduct of mock examination at the point of registration. The centers won’t suffer any loss whether candidates show up or not under the new approach where candidates declare their interest by paying for the mock at the stage of UTME registration.
Additionally, the Board decided to hold the anticipated 2023 UTME on Saturday, April 29, 2023, after taking into account its other obligations.
The Board recommends all applicants who want to sign up for the 2023 UTME to start creating their individual profiles as soon as possible (creation of profile code) before the official start of the registration process to prevent getting trapped in any ensuing congestion.
Candidates with biometric concerns are instructed by JAMB to take the UTME in Abuja.
Candidates experiencing biometric issues while registration for the 2023 UTME have been instructed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to head to its Abuja headquarters.
The instruction was included in the most recent JAMB bulletin, which was published on Monday.
Candidates who experience biometric issues during the registration process, according to the exam board, will finish the registration procedure and take the exam at the organization’s Abuja headquarters.
For all applicants taking the UTME in 2023, JAMB stuck on its “no biometrics, no exam” policy.
All certified CBT centers, according to JAMB, have the ability to register candidates online in real time. It set January 14 as the registration start date and April 29 as the date for the 2023 UTME.
It instructed potential applicants to register exclusively at JAMB headquarters or partnered centers around the nation.
Any candidate who disobeys this instruction, according to the board, will not be permitted to finish the registration process.
“No CBT center has the authority to register applicants who have biometric anomalies. On the final day of the national test schedule, such candidates will only be registered and allowed to take their exam at the JAMB national headquarters, it stated.
As the system would not let or process any examination without biometric verification, “No candidate would be able to enter the examination hall or sit the examination.”
In order to minimize any delays during the registration process, JAMB also requested that candidates register their profiles on its website.
There would be neither an offline exemption nor a registration for flying mode, it was emphasized.