The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), on Thursday said over 1.6 million forms had been purchased for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) scheduled for April.
The Public Relations Officer of the Board, Mr Fabian Benjamin, said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Benjamin told NAN that of the figure, 90.000 candidates would be tested with the newly introduced Computer Based Test (CBT) and Dual Based Test (DBT).
He said that already, the board had put in place strategies that would ensure a hitch free examination across the 3,000 centres nationwide.
According to him, the sale of forms is expected to end on Friday March 15, while the website used for the sale will be closed on March 24.
“We have concluded arrangements for the takeoff of the 2013 UTME examination which will commence on April 27, for candidates for the Pencil Paper Test (PPT).
“We are currently trying to adjust the examination date for the Computer Based Test (CBT) and Dual Based Test (DBT) candidates because the date for coincides with the 2013 May/June WAEC and NECO examination dates,” he said. (NAN)