The Registrar of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board [JAMB] has also revealed when the 2017 UTME and Direct Entry Registration is scheduled to commence after announcing the date for the 2017 UTME examination. Read here.
According to Prof. Oloyede on Monday 20th February, 2017 while briefing newsmen said the reason for the delay and the commencement of the UTME and Direct Entry Registration is to check Malpractices.
He also said that 10 officials of JAMB has been handed to the police for investigation in connection with fraud associated with sales of scratch cards.
Below are the exact words of the Registrar Below:
"For the 2017 UTME, we have taken a decision to commence the sale of the form soon. Within the next two weeks, we will be out. The reason for this is that we are making all arrangements that ought to be made. We have changed the process of payment, no more scratch card selling. We need to put the right architecture in place and we have put this in place.
“The examination will be coming up later than usual. This is to make sure we take into consideration the interest of the students. We are going to conduct the UTME in May. It will not clash with any SSCE examinations
I did not sit here or my management did not fix the date. We sat down with all examination bodies with their timetables and we agreed to create this window."
It can now deduce that the registration is likely to commence from next month March, 2017.
So stay tuned as we will inform you of any latest coming from JAMB as time goes on.