The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has adjusted the date of its 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to begin from Friday, 6th to Monday, May 26, 2022, to ensure maximal benefits to potential candidates.
JAMB in its weekly bulletin released on Monday also noted that the Mock-UTME exercise earlier scheduled for April 2, 2022, will now hold on April 16, 2022, for candidates who registered early and indicated their willingness to sit for the Mock UTME.
The board noted that the adjustment was done after observing clash of dates on the previous examination timeline.
“The date for the commencement of sale of the 2022 UTME/DE application document which was slated to start from 12th February to 19th March 2022 remains as stated earlier,” the board stated.
The board further disclosed that the review was approved by management, to ensure that the candidates who would be sitting the examination and others were not denied the opportunity to express themselves in other public examinations without forfeiting any examination.
The Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, while intimating his management team on the compelling need for the adjustments, said: “As a responsive organisation, the interests of candidates and the general public alike would continue to shape our actions. In addition, the inputs of critical components of the society were sortedand factored into the planning process.”
The bulletin also noted that as part of the intensive preparations for a hitch-free 2022 UTME/DE registration exercise, JAMB is putting finishing touches to all arrangements for the institution of an additional USSD code to be used by candidates besides the 55019 code that had been in operation since 2018 for registration and other essential services offered by the board.
The 55019 code is used to create profiles for registration by candidates who are required to send their National Identification Number (NIN) via the code for their details to be pulled from the NIMC database before proceeding to a certified centre for their biometric capturing.