UTME candidates can print examination slips — JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says prospective candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are free to print their examination slips for the Computer Based Test.

The board’s UTME is scheduled to commence across the country on Saturday, March 14.

The Head, Media, and Information of the board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos that the examination slips could be printed anywhere.

As indicated by him, applicants are expected to look out for locations of their centers before their examination dates.

“This is in order to avoid running around on the examination day trying to locate the centers, and as a result, getting to the center late.

“It should be stated plainly now that lateness to the examination won’t be tolerated, regardless of the excuse,” he said.

Benjamin said that come 2021, the board’s portal would be integrated into that of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).

“Admission into our tertiary institutions are at the center of national development, and therefore, any individual or group of people found to be truncating the national development process won’t be assured

“This integration will be done so that anybody, be it from JAMB itself, institutions, the candidates or the general public, causing infractions of whatever kind to our examination and its processes will be decisively dealt with immediately,” he said.

Benjamin assured the board’s commitment in improving the examination process.

“The board won’t relent in its effort, in ensuring that its processes are without corrupt practices,” he assured.

NAN reports that no less than 1.9 million applicants enrolled during the current year’s examination across the nation.