2019 UTME- What Admission Seekers Need To know!
Another JAMB UTME is on the way for admission seekers and prospective candidates. If you are writing this exam, here’s what you need to know.
The JAMB Board has announced its readiness for the 2019 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination. And going by latest report, it seems JAMB might introduce another set of rules to further standardise the conduct of the 2019 UTME.
Now, here are some of the things prospective candidates or admission seekers need to know.
No Reduction In JAMB Registration Fee
Despite the call from some quarters on JAMB to reduce the registration fee, the Board Registrar has maintained that the fee would not be reduced.
“Why are they not asking WAEC (to reduce fee)? Why are they not asking NECO? Why are they not asking NABTEB? Why JAMB? We charge the least and you are saying reduce”. Oloyede questioned why people are calling for the reduction of the fee.
Students in SS1 might be disqualified from participating in the exam
The numbers of candidates for the 2019 UTME might not be as much as that of the 2018 edition as JAMB plans to reduce the numbers.
When asked about how many candidates are expected to participate in the upcoming exam, Oloyede said, ”it is difficult to say the exact number of applicants we are expecting this time. We expect to crash the number because many of those who are taking the forms are not even prepared or qualified for the exam.
“Some are SS1 students, who are just trying; contributing N5,000 unduly to our purse. We are putting in place some checks to make people who want to apply to be minimally qualified.
Sales Of 2019 UTME Forms To Start by October 2018
JAMB Registrar has also clearly stated that the 2019 UTME form sales will start in the next few days.
This, we started just about a month ago. We believe that by the end of October, we would then begin the 2019/2020 admission” Oloyede said.