The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the postponement of the sale of the 2018 application forms, which was earlier scheduled to commence on Wednesday, November 22.
The Board disclosed this in a statement, signed by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday.
According Benjamin the sale of the application documents, which was scheduled to start on Nov. 22 suffered delay due to the publishers’ inability to print the 1.8 million copies of the forms before the deadline.
” This postponement was due to the delay in meeting agreed deadline by the publisher of the Compulsory Reading Text meant for prospective candidates for the 2018 UTME.
“The publisher had promised to deliver all the texts for the 2018 candidates on or before Nov.7 but as at close of work today, the publisher has not provided the 1.8m copies required.
“This development has painfully, forced the Board to shift the date from Wednesday, Nov.22 to a date to be announced soon.”
According to the board, candidates are urged to visit its website to familiarise themselves with the brochure before the commencement of the sale of the application documents.
“The brochure has been placed on the Board’s website so as to enable candidates study it and avoid some of the mistakes associated with filling the application documents. Understanding the process will not only help the candidates fill the form smoothly but will also brightened their chances of getting admission”, it said.