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A new Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination will replace the Universities Matriculation Examination from April 2010, it was announced in Lagos on Monday, 02 November, 2009.

JAMB’s Public Relations Officer, Miss Chinwe Ogbuke, told the News Agency of Nigeria that through the new examination, students would be admitted into colleges of education, polytechnics and universities.

She explained that UTME would provide a platform for candidates to opt for any of the tertiary institutions, with a maximum of two choices each.

“With the UTME, more candidates will gain entry into tertiary institutions, unlike what obtained when the UME was in place.

“Candidates who fail to meet up with the university requirements, will definitely meet up with either that of the polytechnics or the colleges of education,” she said.

Ogbuke said the development would also ensure that candidates no longer wasted so much time at home while attempting a particular entrance examination.

She warned prospective candidates registering for the 2010 examination that there would be no second chance if they committed mistakes in filling their forms online.

“Candidates are advised in their own interest to be more careful when supplying their details online.

“It is necessary for candidates to supply the correct details in their application documents, because the examination will be held once a year," she added.

Ogbuke advised candidates to do the registration online themselves to reduce the chances of supplying false information in their application forms.

She urged candidates to desist from employing the services of cyber café operators, who might not be careful in filling the forms online.

“If the operators must do it, then the candidates must ensure that they are there, to monitor them closely,’’ she said.

Ogbuke said sensitisation programmes had already been put in place for the national headquarters, zonal officers, state coordinators and stakeholders for a smooth take-off of the new UTME.

NAN reported that JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, while monitoring the UME in Lagos in April, said the examination was the last in the series.

Sources:
Champion Online Edition
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