The sale of registration forms for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has been moved from December 2018 to January 2019.
JAMB Head of Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday.
The spokesman said 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.
His words: “The attention of the board has been drawn to information going round in some social media that JAMB has already begun the sale of forms for UTME.
“We are not commencing the sale of the forms until January 2019, and the window period will be for six weeks.
“Prospective candidates should note this period in order not to fall prey to fraudsters,’’ he said.
The JAMB spokesman gave the assurance that the board would make adequate publicity toward the sale of the UTME.
According to Benjamin, the board would comply with the directive on the reduction of the registration cost.
The development is coming after 6 days after President Muhammadu Buhari approved the reduction of the fee from N5,000 to N3,500, ahead of the 2019 UTME.
Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, announced the reduction after the Federal Executive Council meeting.