The sale of registration forms for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, will no longer start this December but January 2019.
The Head, Media and Information of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, organisers of the UTME, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Lagos yesterday.
Dr Benjamin said that the board had thought of starting the sale in December but dropped the idea following Federal Government’s reduction in the registration fee with effect from January 2019.
He noted that the attention of the board has been drawn to information going round on some social media that JAMB has already begun the sale of forms for UTME, adding that they are not commencing sale of the forms until January 2019, and the window period will be for six weeks.
According to him, the board would comply with the directive on reduction of the registration cost.
It could be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari last week approved reduction of the fee from five thousand to three thousand, five hundred ahead of the 2019 UTME.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced the reduction after the Federal Executive Council meeting.