JAMB has announced its application forms for the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which is now available nationwide for prospective candidates, reaffirming that the examination will be on Computer-Based Test (mode) only.
This was disclosed recently when Nigerian Pilot called on the Spokesperson of the Board, Mr. Fabian Benjamin.
He said the registration period will last between Monday September 15, 2014 and Thursday January 15, 2015, while the website closes Monday January 19, 2015.
He also noted that in addition to the registration fee, candidates will be expected to pay additional N500 for a copy of a newly introduced textbook, ‘The Last Days at Forcados High School’, adding that the Board has m*de arrangement to provide the book to avoid the challenge of availability and piracy and that the textbooks will be issued at the point of registration.
According to the JAMB Spokesman, the Board has also introduced a regulated registration format where only our Computer-Based Test, CBT, centers and state offices nationwide are authorised to register candidates.
“The idea of a regulated registration centre is to prevent situations where candidates are exploited and to check impersonation, including other acts of malpractices”, he said.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), through its registrar recently stated that candidates who were not computer literate would not be allowed to write any examination coordinated by the board from 2015. Although, the board had embarked on the establishment of computer test centres across the country to prepare students for all its examinations, many are still of the opinion that mandating candidates to write a computer-based test (CBT) may not be feasible.