JAMB shifts UTME, extends registration

New exam dates for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination were published by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Monday.
The board announced this in its weekly bulletin, which was made available to journalists by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Director of Public Relations and Protocols.
The decision to announce a new examination date was made to accommodate some unforeseen circumstances, according to the board.
“The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has made adjustments to its examination timeframes in order to accommodate specific exigencies, the ultimate goals of which are to ensure maximum benefits to potential applicants,” the bulletin stated.
Given the breakdown of the adjusted timelines, the board disclosed that the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination will be held from Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 16, 2022.
“While the mock UTME exercise earlier scheduled for April 2, 2022 will now be held on April 16, 2022, for candidates who registered early and indicated their willingness to sit the mock UTME.
“The date for the commencement of the sale of the 2022 UTME/DE application document, which was slated to start from February 12 to March 19, 2022, remains as stated earlier.
This review, as approved by management, is to ensure that the candidates, who will be sitting the examination and others are not denied the opportunity to express themselves in other public examinations without forfeiting any examination.
The board also added that candidates sitting the UTME could now pick Computer Studies or Physical and Health Education as part of the four required subjects, if they so desired or as dictated by their programme preferences.
The board said the addition of the two subjects to the existing 23 subjects would commence from the 2022 UTME.