The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) official date for sales of UTME registration form for 2019 has officially been announced. According to the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Oloyede, the sales of form and registration will start January 10th, 2019 and followed by exam in March.
He made this announcement during a meeting with owners of JAMB Computer Based Test Centres at the University of Lagos.
He disclosed that the sales will begin January 10th and last for 6 weeks. He further disclosed that the board will not allow Cyber Cafe operators to register candidates because they are extorting candidates and overcharging them and also engaging in services that they do not have the capacity to do.
He advised prospective candidates to do their registration and access all JAMB’s major services in any of its 718 accredited centres in the country. He assured that the general elections would not affect the sale of forms and registration for the 2019 UTME, adding that the board had adjusted its examination schedule ahead of the election.
With this announcement, all prospective candidates are urged to kick start their preparation toward the 209 UTME. For a start, are to use the 2019 JAMB Brochure, to confirm the courses they intend to study, requirements and schools that offer the courses.
Prof Oloyede equally revealed that there will be special centres for visually impaired candidates. He added that the board was already considering the introduction of a new technology for smooth conduct of the examination for such candidates.
He finally warned that the board would not tolerate any JAMB-related materials in all the centres, especially question papers, as most often turned out to be fake, thereby duping innocent candidates. He said that JAMB would also not hesitate to blacklist any centre that attempted to undermine the integrity of its examination through infractions.
He noted that make-shift CBT centres too would not be allowed, adding that the board normally conducted an all year round examination for parastatals and agencies, and candidates for tertiary institutions. “Do not pack up your centres and convert it to another thing, after the UTME, because we can come at any time for inspection,’’ he said. Oloyede said that all the CBT centres must ensure that the dual screen registration process was followed strictly and ensure that candidates sign out by doing a thumb print that would ensure that data was uploaded and printed.