The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will hold in May this year.

The announcement was made today by the JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, through the Board’s Twitter handle @JAMBHQ.

In the tweet, he revealed that the actual dates will be announced soon, adding that candidates should beware of false dates and fraudsters.

“2017 UTME is scheduled to hold in May 2017. Actual dates will be announced soon. Beware of false dates and fraudsters,” he said.

In the meantime, JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has explained why an unusual delay has preceded the sales of application forms.

He said the ongoing switch-over in the major thrust of the sale of form which is the scratch card to direct payment into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) was responsible for the delay.

He said: “We are changing the major trust of the sale which is the scratch card. Candidates used to buy scratch cards to access the forms online and that has been abused thoroughly.
“What we want to do is for students to pay directly to government coffers and we are working out the process of doing so to avoid the type of abuse that it has been subjected to. So, we want to sell directly and to make sure that candidates pay into TSA account.”

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