The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has fixed a deadline for the sale of registration form for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Prof. Is-haq Oloyede According to a report by The Nation, The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ) has fixed February 6 as deadline for the sale of registration form for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, stated this at a meeting on strategic planning, supervision and evaluation of the conduct of UTME in Abuja, on Tuesday. He said only 283,319 candidates had so far registered for the examination out of the two million expected candidates. The Board also fixed March 9 to 17 for the conduct of the UTME in 620 computer based test centres across the country. Oloyede said: “Because of the criticisms that trailed the sale of entry form for a month in the past years, the Board has decided to earmark two months so that every willing candidate will be able to purchase, fill and submit the forms. “We opened entry from December 6, 2017 to February 6, 2018, but one month later, only less than a quarter of the two million candidates expected for the examination this year have registered.” He said the JAMB mock examination earlier slated for January 22 would now hold in first week of February.