Prof Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed that the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, will take place between March 9 and 17.
Oloyede said the examination will be preceded with mock examination, which will take place in the first week of February.
He spoke during a meeting with stakeholders theme: “Strategic planning on the conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation,” on Tuesday.
The JAMB Registrar said the examination scheduled to hold between January 22 and 24 was shifted to the new dates due to the ongoing strike by public universities non-teaching staff.
He said, “We are unable to access our CBT centres because most of them are in the universities and non teaching staff are on strike. ”
Oloyede noted that about 10 percent of prospective candidates for this year’s UTME have purchased and registered for the examination, adding that the total number of candidates that have registered was about 283,319.
He warned candidates against the usage of prohibited items during the examination exercises.
According to the JAMB Registrar, the prohibition of materials was applicable to candidates, supervisors and examiners, adding, ”candidates, examiners, invigilators will be allowed to enter the examination hall with wrist watches, pencils except HB pencils and cameras.”