The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that registration for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and the Direct Entry examination will begin on February 12.
The board explained that from the said date, prospective candidates and students of concerns can proceed for their appropriate registration in preparation for the examinations.
The JAMB’s Head of Media and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, announced this on Monday through its weekly bulletin released to the public.
“UTME/ DE registration starts 12th February 2022 and ends 19th March 2022. Mock examination holds on 20th April, 2022. UTME holds from 20th to 30th April 2022,” the bulletin read.
Meanwhile, JAMB said that the National Business and Technical Examinations Board advanced level certificate was not acceptable as an entry requirement for direct entry into tertiary institutions.
The board said that the directive became necessary following the discovery that relevant government policies on A/Level programmes do not permit NABTEB from conducting Advanced Level examinations.
In a separate statement signed by the Director of Admissions, Mohammed Ahmed, said JAMB would not process the admission of any candidate with NABTEB A/L Certificate.
“It has come to the notice of the Board that some institutions are accepting NABTEB A/L GCE as a qualification for Direct Entry Admissions. JAMB is aware that NABTEB is not authorised to offer GCE and is, therefore, compelled to take appropriate action.”
“Any A/L GCE Certificate issued by NABTEB is, therefore, not registrable with JAMB and the Board would not process the admission of any candidate with such a result. Candidates who wish to enlist for A/Level examinations are to note,” the statement which was made available to Vice Chancellors and other Heads of tertiary institutions in the country, read.