The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
» (JAMB) on Wednesday reiterated that it would
not extend the period it had slated for the sales
of forms for change of course or institution this
Dr Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Head of Media
and Information, told the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Lagos during a telephone interview.
He, therefore, advised candidates, who wish to
change from one institution to another, and from
one course to another, to do so before the
Friday May 13 deadline.
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NAN reports that no fewer than 1.6 million
candidates participated in the 2016 Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on
the all Computer Based Test (CBT) platform.
“ We started the sales of these forms in March and
it has been on ever since.
“We have given enough time to candidates, who
desire to change their course or institution, to do
so in order to avoid any rush.
“The sales of forms will, officially, be closed on
Friday, May 13, and we do not anticipate any
“Concerned candidates are, therefore, advised to
cash-in on this opportunity to avoid any form of
complaints ,’’ he said.
Benjamin also told NAN that the Admission
Policy Meeting of the board would hold in July.
He said that the board was expecting all
stakeholders from the nation’s tertiary
institutions to attend the meeting.
“ Already, preparations are in top gear for a hitch-
free policy meeting on admission coming up in
“We expect all the top stakeholders from our
tertiary institutions to be in attendance ,’’ he said.
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He lauded the efforts being taken by the Federal
Ministry of Education to turn around the fortunes
of the sector.
He said that the Minister of Education, Malam
Adamu Adamu and his team had been quietly
working behind the scene to reposition the
“ It is our belief that in no distant time, Nigerians
will begin to reap the benefits ,’’ Benjamin said.
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