Recently officials close to the JAMB board told PREMIUM TIMES reporters the examination date have been shifted from March 16 to April 16 because of the general elections.
This followed a recent meeting by the board to consider the developments on the upcoming general elections and how it will affect the smooth running of the forthcoming UTME (unified tertiary matriculation examination).
This development comes as an effect of the postponed 2019 general election, the officials said.
The polls were to open on February 16 with the presidential and parliamentary elections until the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a postponement.
The 2019 presidential election will now hold on February 23 while the state elections will also hold a week later on March 9.
This year, the sale or registration forms to all candidates (UTME/DE) including those outside Nigeria, started January 10 and will end February 21.
The examination was expected to begin on March 16 and end on 23 at JAMB’s computer-based test centers nationwide.