The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the date for the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. The exam will be a compulsory Computer-Based Test, CBT, for all candidates.
The registration period for the examination will last between Monday September 15, 2014 and Thursday January 15, 2015, while the website closes Monday January 19, 2015.
JAMB also announced that the application forms is now available nationwide but due to the Board’s new regulated registration format, only accredited Computer-Based Test (CBT) centers and state offices nationwide are authorised to register candidates.
The 2015/2016 UTME form is sold at the cost of N4,500.00 (four thousand five hundred naira) only and candidates will be tested on a newly introduced textbook, ‘The Last Days at Forcados High School’ which will be sold at an additional cost of N500.oo (five hundred naira).
According to a JAMB official, Mr. Fabian Benjamin, the Board has made arrangement to provide the book to avoid the challenge of availability and piracy as the textbooks will be issued at the point of registration.
He also defended the idea of a regulated registration centre as he explained that the reason for the idea is to prevent situations where candidates are exploited and to check impersonation as well as other acts of malpractices.