JAMB Extends UTME Registration to May 2017


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board wishes to apologise to candidates and
other stakeholders. We could not go on with the Mock Examination and hereby
announce extension of registration exercise of the 2017 UTME.

Instead of the earlier announced April 19, the deadline for the sale of forms and registration will
now extend to Friday, May 5, 2017. Consequently, the 2017 UTME has also been
postponed to start on Saturday, May 13 – 20, 2017.

Meanwhile, the Mock Examination earlier slated for Saturday, April 8, 2017 has
been put on hold.  This is because the appropriate rehearsal and test-running of the
new system has been substantially achieved. The plan was to trial-test the readiness
of  our  facilities  and  address  the  challenges  that  may  likely  confront  the  main
examination. The Mock Examination remains free for willing candidates, even the
fee due to the CBT centre Owners are being paid by JAMB. No cost to the

At this moment, we have realized that the plan to hold this Mock Examination was
good for us. We are now in a better position to achieve better than we would have
done  without  this  trial  testing.  This  is  why  the  exercise  is  at  no  cost  to  the

It is our strong conviction that this exercise is an experience for us. Our systems
analysis has revealed interesting findings that will engender a seamless and successful
2017 UTME exercise.

On  behalf  of  JAMB,  we  use  this  opportunity  to  appreciate  our  stakeholders,
including the candidates, for being part of this experiment. Every disappointment is
a blessing, an old adage says. The blessing that will trail the suspension of this Mock
Examination and extension of registration deadline will manifest in our main UTME
by next month.

Once again, we appreciate and apologise to the candidates who chose to participate
in this free and voluntary

Mock Examination. They are part of our experience
towards ensuring a fruitful and successful UTME this year and in future.


April 8, 2017

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