JAMB Fixes 2022 UTME for May and Adopts New USSD Code


the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has scheduled the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) 2022 to be held between Friday, May 6 and Monday, May 16.

The exam body, in its weekly bulletin released on Monday, also said that the UTME mock will be held on April 16 as opposed to the scheduled date of April 2.

Registration date unchanged

Meanwhile, JAMB said the body’s previously released recording schedule remains valid, saying it should be held between February 12 and March 19, 2022.

JAMB said the exam, as approved by its board, is intended to ensure that candidates who take the exam and others are not denied the opportunity to speak in other exams. public without renouncing any examination.

The statement said in part: “As a responsive organization, the interests of candidates and the general public would continue to shape our actions. In addition, the contributions of the essential components of society have been sorted and taken into account in the planning process. »

New USSD code

Meanwhile, the review body revealed that it is finalizing the process of adopting an additional USSD code for use by applicants in addition to the 55019 it has been using for registration and other services since. 2018.

He said the decision is to ensure that there is no congestion during registration when many candidates send their applications through 55019 for UTME 2022/23 and Direct Entry Registration and Examination ( OF).

JAMB said, “The board has entered into agreements to have an alternate code with a similar function for the benefit of candidates if they encounter an unexpected challenge with the other code. It should be noted that the Board had used USSD code 55019 exclusively in the last three or four successful UTME registration and exam exercises.

“Code 55019 is used to create registration profiles by applicants who must send their National Identification Number (NIN) through the code to have their details retrieved from the National Commission for the Management of identity (NIMC) before proceeding to a certified center for their biometric capture.

“But by launching another code, the Council is aligning its service delivery with global best practice as well as the desire to completely remove any barriers candidates may face in creating their profiles. This would ensure that candidates get the best value for money and the quality service they deserve.

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