In a recent development, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced an increment in the registration fees for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for the year 2024. The news was disseminated through JAMB’s official handle, revealing important details about the registration process and associated fees.
What is Jamb New Registration Fees
Effective immediately, the registration fee for the 2024 UTME has been adjusted to N7,700, which now includes the cost of a mock examination. For candidates opting not to take the mock exam, the registration fee is set at N6,200. Additionally, foreign candidates will be required to pay $30 for the sale of application documents.
Before this increment, the cost of the UTME form without a mock exam was N5,700, while the form inclusive of a mock exam was N6,700. The recent adjustments represent a notable increase, sparking discussions about the implications for prospective candidates and their families.
JAMB provided key dates for the 2024 UTME/DE registration process. The creation of profiles for registration officially commenced, and the sale of application documents is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 15, 2024.
When is Jamb Registration Deadline
The deadline for the 2024 Direct Entry (DE) application has been set for Thursday, March 28, 2024.
Mock Examination and Examination Slip Printing
Candidates planning to take the mock examination should mark Thursday, March 7, 2024, on their calendars. This will be an opportunity for them to familiarize themselves with the examination process and conditions. The printing of the 2024 UTME examination slips is slated for April 10, 2024.
The increment in registration fees has raised concerns and generated varied reactions within the education sector. Some argue that it may pose an additional financial burden on candidates and their families, potentially limiting access to higher education. Others posit that the adjustment in fees might be linked to the costs associated with organizing and conducting the examination, including enhanced security measures.
JAMB, in its announcement, did not explicitly provide reasons for the fee increment. However, it emphasized the commencement of the registration process and outlined the essential dates for candidates to keep in mind. The board encourages prospective candidates to take note of the changes and adhere to the specified timelines to ensure a smooth registration process.
As the 2024 UTME/DE registration kicks off, prospective candidates are advised to stay informed about the updated fees and important dates. The increased registration fees have stirred conversations about accessibility and affordability in education, prompting stakeholders to closely monitor the implications for aspiring tertiary institution students in Nigeria.