The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced its examination timelines for the conduct of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
The board disclosed this in its weekly bulletin, released by its Director of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin, and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
The Board disclosed that the 2022 UTME would be held from Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 16, while the mock examination exercise, earlier scheduled for April 2, would now be held on April 16, for candidates who registered early and indicated their willingness to sit for the mock UTME.
It said that there was no alteration in the date for the commencement of the sale of forms.
“The date for the commencement of sale of the 2022 UTME/DE application document which was slated to start from Feb. 12 to March 19 remains as stated earlier.
“In its bid to accommodate some exigencies, which ultimate goals are to ensure maximal benefits to potential candidates, JAMB has made adjustments to its examination timelines.
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“Given the breakdown of the adjusted timelines, the 2022 UTME would be held from Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 16, while the mock exercise, earlier scheduled for April 2, would now be held on April 16, for candidates who registered early and indicated their willingness to sit the Mock UTME.
“This review, as approved by management, is to ensure that the candidates who would be sitting the examination and others are not denied the opportunity to express themselves in other public examinations without forfeiting any examination,” it said.
JAMB has introduced Computer Studies and Physical and Health Education as part of its UTME subjects.
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It said that candidates sitting for the UTME could now pick Computer Studies or Physical and Health Education as part of the four required UTME subjects, if they so desire or as dictated by their programme preferences.
The board said that the addition of the two subjects to the existing 23 UTME subjects would commence from the 2022 UTME exercise.
According to the board, the move is to enhance career prospect of students transiting to tertiary institutions.
With thiis addition, there are now 25 UTME subjects to be written by candidates.
They are: Igbo, Islamic Studies, Literature in English, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Principles of Accounts, Use of English and Yoruba.
Others are: Agricultural Science, Arabic, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Commerce, Economics, French, Geography, Government, Hausa, History and Home Economics.
Again, the UTME/DE will now hold from May 6, 2022, to May 16, 2022, while the mock UTME exercise earlier scheduled for April 2, 2022, will now hold on April 16, 2022.
The registration date for the UTME/DE is still February 12, 2022, and end on March 19, 2022.