Ahead of 2017 UTME, JAMB issues important notice for direct entry candidates


Ahead of the 2017 Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination, the Joint
Admissions and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) says that direct entry candidates
will be required to sit for a school-based
aptitude test and not UTME.

Head of Information at JAMB, Fabian
Benjamin, on Monday, April 3, said:
“Direct Entry candidates will attempt an
aptitude test which is school-based. They
are not sitting for the UTME. The test is
from the universities.

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”The new book we introduced will be
used by Direct Entry candidates for the
aptitude tests that will be conducted by
the universities. Students with
matriculation numbers of universities
are not eligible to sit for the UTME. If
they are not satisfied with their chosen
disciplines, they can ask for transfer.’’

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JAMB stated it was
not going to extend the registration
period, saying that before deadline
every candidate will register.
The spokesman observed that some
applicants were seeking extension of the
UTME registration deadline due to
irregularities in the ongoing registration

According to him, it is wrong for any
person to also think that there is
inadequacy in the number of centres
stipulated to register candidates for the

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