The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have rescheduled the Unified Tertiary Matriculation examination (UTME) to April 11.
The board also fixed April 1 for the conduct of its mock examination earlier scheduled for March 23.
JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement in Abuja yesterday, directed candidates to begin the printing of their UTME notification slips from April 2.
All candidates are to ensure that they print their examination notification slips before the day of the examination, the board said.
The statement reads: “The Board has scheduled to conduct the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation examination (UTME) from Thursday, 11th April, 2019. Candidates are to begin the printing of the 2019 UTME notification slips from Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019. Candidates can print their slips anywhere.
“All candidates who registered for the 2019 UTME are to ensure that they print their examination notification slips before the day of the examination as no excuses would be entertained. The public should note that the Board would not reschedule examination for any candidate.
“All the details on the slips remain the same except the examination date which is now 1st April, 2019.”
The board also reopened its registration portal to 41,063 candidates who have created their profiles and procured either the UTME or direct entry ePINS till Friday, March 15. The statement added that the portal would be closed by 12midnight of same day.
“Nigerians would recall that the Board had closed the sale of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry application document on Thursday, 21st February, 2019. At the close of the sale and subsequently close of registration portal, it was discovered that 41,063 candidates created profile and procured either UTME or DE ePINS but were unable to complete their registration formalities after initiating the process.
“In view of this consideration the Board has opened the registration portal effective from Wednesday 13th March, 2019 for all candidates with either UTME or DE ePINS to complete their registration formalities.
“The portal would be closed on Friday, 15th March, 2019 by 12midnight.
“This opportunity is for only candidates who had created profile and procured UTME or DE ePINS before the close of registration portal as the sale of ePINS had since been closed.
“Please endeavour to register before Friday midnight if you are holding any of the ePINS (UTME/DE),” the statement added.