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JAMB reveals date for 2018 Post-UTME, reveals candidates exempted

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed dates for the 2018 Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) tests and also revealed that candidates who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in foreign countries and in prisons are to be exempted from the post-UTME tests in the 2018 admission process.

Also to be exempted from the tests are blind and deaf candidates.

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this on Tuesday, June 26, at the 2018 Policy Meeting of the Board in Gbogan, Osun state, where the exemption of this category of candidates was approved.
In attendance were all vice chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics and provosts of colleges of education.

At the meeting, Oloyede said, “The leaders of the institutions agreed that the First Choice Admission Exercise would be conducted from July 2, 2018 to October 16, 2018; while the Second Choice Admission Exercise would be conducted from October 17, 2018, to December 17, 2018.”

Not less than 414,696 candidates out of the 1,603,181, who sat for the 2018 UTME, scored above 200.

According to Oloyode, 558,673 candidates scored above 190; 739,490 above 180 and 956,937 above 170 marks.

He said the scores released by JAMB were not the cut-off marks, adding that they were the minimum marks required.

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Meanwhile, the Federal Government has warned that it would sanction any tertiary institution which charges more than N2,000 for Post-UTME.

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani Blog. When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Email: [email protected]

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