The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has revealed reasons for extending of the sales of 2019 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME form, this came as a result of the Federal Government of Nigeria to implement the N3,500 price slashed for the purchase of the jamb form,

Jamb also gave explanations for the board’s decision to pick next year for the registration of UTME candidates because they  wanted the price splash on the form to be fully  implemented.

JAMB has moved the sale of it forms to January 2019. Remember the board had earlier announced that the sale of JAMB Forms will begin somehow in December 2018. The new January Sales Date was confirmed by the official twitter handle for JAMB. http://www.jamb.gov.ng/

The Chairman, JAMB Governing Board, Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe, disclosed these at an event to celebrate some staff of the board who retired recently in Abuja.

He explained that the reduction followed recommendations made by the management and board of JAMB to the government because it was becoming difficult for some parents to raise the N5,000 currently charged by the board.

He however added that the reduction will affect the amount that JAMB would return to the federal government next year.

He also revealed that the board had so far offered admission to 470,000 students. “As we were in the board meeting, admission were still going on. On the screen we were seeing it. It is changing by the minute,” he said. Dr. Ndukwe said the board will fully implement the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS). “We are looking forward to the full implementation of CAPS.

That is the best thing that will happen to education in Nigeria. If any child is qualified, central admission processing system will guarantee that that person is admitted. People should be patient and pray as we are implementing CAPS, let it come into full operation from 2019. “You don’t need to know anybody to have admission and that is our mission now,” he added.

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