jamb announces the 2023 UTME registration deadline.
The start date for registration for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination was announced on Tuesday by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) (UTME).
The registration period for the 2023 exam will run from Saturday, January 14, through Tuesday, February 14, 2023, according to the exam authority.
This was revealed in a statement issued on Tuesday by Fabian Benjamin, the JAMB’s Head of Media and Information.
Benjamin claims that at the conclusion of the JAMB management meeting held in Abuja, the organization disclosed the dates for its activities in 2023.
Benjamin clarified, however, that registration for Direct Entry (DE) application documents is not included in the date given by the testing board.
He stated that the Direct Entry registration would start on Monday, February 20, and run through Thursday, April 20, 2023.
The board also set the date of its optional mock UTME on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
In order to avoid a scenario where candidates would indicate their interest in sitting the mock-UTME, causing the various centers to commit human and material resources only for them to stay away on the day of the examination, JAMB charged candidates to note that they would be required to pay the sum of N1000 service charge for the Computer-Based Test centers for the conduct of mock examination at the point of registration.
The board set Saturday, April 29, 2023, for the conduct of the 2023 UTME, which is anticipated to end on Monday, May 12, 2023, after taking into account its other obligations.
JAMB Speaks About Cancelling Admissions During Nigeria Newsasuu Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ protracted strike has created an academic imbalance that has prompted rumors that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) may have had to cancel certain admissions (ASUU).
The exam organization announced on Wednesday that specific institutions, not JAMB, are in charge of admitting students into particular academic sessions.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja before the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) got underway, JAMB Registrar Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said the organization that conducts entrance examinations did not postpone or cancel any admissions to colleges of education, universities, or polytechnics.
Oloyede claims that because of the ASUU strike, institutions are currently holding three different sessions.
As a result, he advised students to communicate with their respective universities to determine whether session was in progress.
The head of JAMB stated: “Respective institutions are responsible for admitting students. A center for coordination is JAMB. The institution’s calendar will not be decided by JAMB and cannot be. The 2020–2021 academic session is still in progress in universities and other academic institutions.
Some are enrolled in the academic year 2021–2022, while others are enrolled in the academic year 2022–2033. Three academic semesters are currently in session at universities around the nation. I encourage candidates to get in touch with their respective universities to find out which session is taking place, and then only then should they contact JAMB.
No session or institution has had admission canceled until the senate of that institution declares it to be so. The universities must now decide which and how to proceed after we have all the admissions for these three sessions, which have not expired and will not expire. “At any session or institution, no admission has been canceled unless the senate of that institution so declares. The institutions must now decide which and how to proceed given that we have all admissions for these three sessions, and they have not and won’t expire.
Why JAMB Discontinues the UTME Cleanup
To prevent exam fraud, JAMB mandated in September that all candidates undergo biometric verification before taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The mop-up exam that was launched in 2017 for applicants who registered for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) but whose biometrics could not be verified has been discontinued, according to the examination authority.
According to Naija News, the board noted that the most recent development resulted from the management’s thorough analysis of the 2022 UTME exercise with the necessity to plug all loopholes discovered during the examination in its Weekly Bulletin from the office of the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede.
It said that the days of some candidates showing up at the testing location, complaining that it was difficult for their biometric data to be confirmed, and then expecting the system to let them take the test were over.
“It will be recalled that the board, out of magnanimity, has enabled such candidates to be rescheduled for the mop-up UTME established in 2017,” the announcement on JAMB’s bulletin said.
However, after examining the procedure and its effects on the entire examination value chain, the board recently realized the folly of such a plan.
There will no longer be mop-up UTMEs for any reason, hence the board’s management has sadly decided that all candidates must be validated before they may take their exam.
“Such candidates are to identify such difficulties from the point of registration clearly in order to accommodate the few who may have actual cases of inability to be captured.
This will allow for their assignment to a center inside the board’s national headquarters for strict supervision.