This year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination will begin on February 29, the authorities of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board have announced.
Over one million candidates will sit for examination, which the board said, would last for seven days.
JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who confirmed this in an interview with one of our correspondents on Tuesday, added the board would use about 500 Internet-complaint centres in the country for the Computer-based Test.
The examination, he added, would hold in seven other centres outside Nigeria.
According to him, the centres are in the United Kingdom, Ghana, Cameroon, Republic of Benin, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Ethiopia.
The board, earlier, in a statement, on Tuesday, urged candidates to print their examination notification from February 18, noting that it had completed arrangements for a smooth conduct of the test.
It added, “Candidates are urged to print their examination notification from Thursday, February 18, 2016 for the schedules of their examination. The notification contains their date, time of examination and venue. Candidates are to adhere strictly by these schedules, as there will be no rescheduling of any examination if a candidate misses his/her date or time of examination.”
“They are to be in their various centres 30 minutes before their time. Again candidates are advised to check their schedules properly as JAMB will not condone any excuse in the event of candidate missing his or her time and date of examination.
“Candidates are to also note that they can visit JAMB accredited Computer-Based Centre or any cybercafé to print their slip or any place of their choice. It could be done at their homes.”
In the 2015 UTME, no fewer than 1.5million candidates sat for the examination in about 400 centres.
The exercise, which experienced initial technical challenges, lasted for 10 days.