The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq
Oloyede, on Wednesday said the board may
reduce the timeline for the Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examinations (UTME) from three
hours to two hours.
Similarly, Use of English that used to have 100
questions will be reduced to 60 questions while
the other subjects will be reduced to 40
He further stated that question papers will be
uploaded five minutes to the examinations in
order to check malpractice and questions
He made this known during the Strategic
Planning retreat on Supervision and Evaluation of
2017 UTME examinations.
He said: “As for the 2017 UTME, it is likely we
reduce the duration of the examinations. We are
looking at two hours for the examinations instead
of the present three-hour timeline. This is in line
with international best practices.
“As for the candidates, for their age, the
maximum time they can sit for examinations is
two hours. Even in terms of international
standard, for primary school pupils, the maximum
time for examinations is between 45 minutes and
He said JAMB has embraced new technology
which will make the UTME comfortable to write
by students in privileged environment and those
in rural areas.
He equally confirmed that about 300,000
candidates might sit for the mock UTME
examinations on April 8 which will be used to
test run its new technology to make its
examinations easier for students.
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