ABUJA– The registration period for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, or UTME, will start on January 14, 2023, according to a statement from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, or JAMB.
Additionally, the board said that registration for its Direct Entry, DE, will run from February 20 through April 20, 2023.
Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the organization’s spokesman, stated yesterday that the choices were made during the management meeting of JAMB that was held yesterday.
The Board has approved the start of registration for the UTME in 2023 from January 14 to February 14, he said.
Nevertheless, he added, “This does not cover registration for Direct Entry application documents as the DE registration would begin from February 20 to April 20, 2023.”
“Candidates are to note that they would be required to pay the sum of N1,000 service charge for CBT centers for the conduct of mock examination at the point of registration, in order to prevent a scenario where candidates would indicate their interest in sitting the mock-UTME, causing the various centers to commit human and material resources, only for them to stay away on the day of the examination,” he continued.
“Under the new plan, candidates will express interest by paying for the mock exam at the time of UTME registration, preventing the centers from suffering a loss whether or not candidates show up.
“Also, the Board set April 29, 2023, for the conduct of the 2023 UTME, which is anticipated to end on May 12, 2023, after taking into account its other commitments.
The board recommends all candidates who wish to register for the 2023 UTME to start creating their individual profiles as soon as possible (creation of profile code) before the official start of the registration operation to prevent getting trapped in any ensuing congestion.