By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA – THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it would not commence sale of 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME application forms on Wednesday, November 22,2017, as earlier scheduled.
The postponement,according to the board was due to the delay in meeting agreed deadline by the publisher of the compulsory reading text meant for prospective candidates for the 2018 UTME.
JAMB, in a statement by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the ” publisher had promised to deliver all the texts for the 2018 candidates on or before the 7th of November, 2017.
” As at close of work today, the publisher had not provided the 1.8m copies required and this development painfully forced to the Board to shift the date from Wednesday 22nd November,2017 to a date to be announced soon.”
It regretted “all inconveniences occasioned by this postponement”, saying it was working round the clock to announce a new date soon.
“However, candidates are urged to visit the Board’s website to familiarise themselves with the brochure before the commencement of the sale of the application documents, “it advised candidates.
It further said:”The brochure has been placed on the Board’s website so as to enable candidates study it and avoid some of the mistakes associated with filling the application documents.
” Understanding the process will not only help the candidates fill the form smoothly, but will also brightened their chances of getting admission.
“Please note that all arrangements have been concluded for the sale of the application documents and the conduct of the examination. All reforms and the process of registration has been made very friendly and easy for candidates desirious of Appling for the 2018 exercise. The advertisement when out will explain step by step process of obtaining the application e-pins and registration.”