As registration for 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) begins, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has opened its official website to prospective candidates of the 2017 UTME to commence their registration.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria for the 2017/2018 academic session.
Registration period The period of sale/registration for UTME is from Monday 20th March to Wednesday 19th April 2017 while registration closes on Saturday 22nd April 2017.
The examination body which introduced some novelty changes in the registration process has released a set of instructions for prospective candidates.
Here are some of the guidelines provided by JAMB:
1. Registration fee
The registration fee for the 2017 UTME or Direct Entry is Five Thousand naira (₦5,000) only. Candidates are also, as usual, to pay Five Hundred naira (₦500) only to obtain the reading text- ‘In Dependence’ for UTME candidates and ”The Last Days at Forcados High School” for Direct Entry candidates.
2. Mock examination fees
The mock examination is optional which will take place in all the accredited CBT centres to prepare and familiarise interested candidates with the CBT environment. Interested candidates are advised to indicate their interest in the mock examination during the registration process.
The CBT Centres are allowed to collect through their (CBT Centres)bank accounts, a separate Seven Hundred naira (₦700) only, for this exercise.
The mock examination will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
3. Each candidate must have personal e-mail address and mobile phone number.
4.Each candidate is to use his/her functional and valid personal e-mail address. The system would reject at the point of registration any already used e-mail address.
Each candidate must personally create a JAMB profile on the JAMB portal through JAMB Mobile App available on Android, Windows and iOS platforms OR visit a Bank, NIPOST to create his/her JAMB profile on the JAMB portal: Name, date of birth, personal e-mail address and place of origin are required to create the profile.
Payment for JAMB’s E-PIN-registration and the recommended reading text is done at the banks and NIPOST. Banks have also agreed to make these services available at CBT centres and JAMB state offices.
Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre (the list of accredited CBT centres are on our website with his/her personal details, the profile and evidence of payment.
The CBT centre or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the CD containing:
a) e-brochure showing guidelines on admission detailing list of tertiary institutions and available programmes of study.
b) Syllabus (e-syllabus) for the examination.
c) Step by step guide on completing the application form.
d) A video messages from the Registrar of JAMB and a demo on how to use eight (8) keys for UTME examination without mouse. (For candidates with little familiarity with Computers)
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