The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry examination will commence on February 12, 2022.
The board made this known in its weekly bulletin released by its Director of Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.
In the timeline of events attached to the bulletin, the board announced that the “UTME/DE registration starts on February 12, 2022, and ends on March 19, 2022.
"Mock examination holds on 20th April 2022. UTME takes place on 30th April 2022”, the information reads.
Giving stock of its activities in 2021, JAMB said the introduction of the National Identification Number (NIN) as a key requirement for UTME registration through its partnership with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) was a game-changer in the fight against impersonation and other examination infractions.
“It is to be noted that the decision to adopt NIN was a very difficult one given the various challenges and opposition from many quarters to the policy.
“However, the Board, seeing the many benefits associated with the deployment of NIN, took the unpopular but beneficial decision knowing that any departure from the norm would, more often than not, be met with initial opposition and rejection and was, therefore, understandably undeterred in its chosen course of action.
“Consequently, the Board gave its all to ensure that it secured the support of stakeholders and the result was the tremendous success it recorded in the 2021 UTME.”