JAMB Announces New Date For 2011 Exams0
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has received the approval of the Federal Government to shift the 2011 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination from Saturday, June 11, 2011 to Saturday, June 18, 2011.
The approval was conveyed to JAMB via a letter to the Registrar, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde.
According to a statement issued by the examination’s body in Abuja, on Thursday, JAMB explained that government believed the change became inevitable as a result of the clash in date with the ongoing National Examination Council.
The statement read in part, “For instance, sizeable students who have applied to write UTME would also be sitting for the National Examinations Council’s Biology (Practicals) on Friday, 10th June, 2011, and as such, may not be able to travel after their NECO examinations to sit for the scheduled 2011 UTME on Saturday, 11th June, 2011.
“The Government, therefore is mindful of the fact that ‘the Board has been inundated with requests from parents of children who choose towns outside their present locations to reconsider and shift date to 18th June, 2011 as against the earlier fixed date for the 2011 UTME.”
Source: The Punch