…As JAMB decides to start 2019 UTME registration Jan 10***
The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, December 25; Wednesday, December 26 and Tuesday January 1, 2019 as public holidays to mark the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations.
Minister of Interior Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, enjoined Christians faithful and Nigerians to use the period in praying for Nigeria’s betterment and growth.
He called on the citizens to strengthen their resolve to maintain peace and unity before, during and after the general elections, in the spirit of the season.
In the meantime, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will begin registration for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on January 10, 2019.
JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede said at a stakeholders meeting for CBT Centre operators and others at the University of Lagos on Thursday that the sale of e-PINs for the examination would last for six weeks. Even though the actual examination dates were not announced.
Oloyede had initially announced January 3rd as the commencement date for the sale of forms but changed it to January 10th 2018 following an appeal by the CBT operators for more time to complete their online network test.
The centres were only given seven days from today to complete the test that would ensure all their computers were in shape and could communicate with the JAMB control room in Abuja. However, it was extended after the CBT operators appealed.
Oloyede said the registration for the examination would be done only by 718 accredited CBT centres spread across the country.
He said a number of features had been introduced to ensure candidates had more control over their details that they shared with the board for the registration.
The JAMB Registrar thanked the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for carrying the board along regarding the election time table.