JAMB’s head of media, Fabian Benjamin disclosed that all tertiary institutions has been directed to end their 2017 admission by January 25 during his chat with the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Abuja
Speaking further, he declared that the directive was necessitated by the need to adhere to the academic calendar as earlier agreed with relevant stakeholders.
“By implication, candidates who have gained admissions into various institutions and are yet to register or do not have admissions by January 25 should begin to make preparations for the 2018 UTME.
“The public must also note that the UTME results are valid for only one year and not three years as widely speculated.
“If changes are made on the validity, I assure you the board would communicate appropriately to the public,” he said.
He also used the opportunity to inform interested candidates that the board has already commenced the sale of Direct Entry forms.
“It has come to our knowledge that a lot of candidates are not aware of the sale of the Direct Entry forms, which we have advertised.
“We are calling on desirous candidates to please register their profile and obtain the pins from the vending platforms.
“Candidates who want to apply to institutions through DE must note that the sale of the forms started same date as the UTME’s and would end on the same date which is on February 6.
“This form can be obtained through the same process as the UTME forms.
“It could be purchased through vending commercial banks, Mobile Money Operators (MMO’s), interswitch, NIPOST and Remita,” he said.