JAMB: 10 things to know as 2024 UTME registration fee rises by 15%

 JAMB: 10 things to know as 2024 UTME registration fee rises by 15%

In the countdown to the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), aspiring candidates find themselves facing a financial curveball. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has, with a 15% adjustment, recalibrated the registration fees, ushering in uncertainties and additional costs. 

10 things to know about increase fees

Increased registration fees: Candidates preparing for the 2024 UTME must be aware that JAMB has increased the registration fees for both the practice and main examinations by 15%.

Practice examination fees: Candidates who choose to take the practice examination will now be required to pay ₦7,700, an increase from the previous fees of ₦6,700.

Main exam fees: Candidates who will only be writing the main examination will now have to pay an extra ₦500, making the total fees ₦6,200 instead of ₦5,700.

Official announcement: The new fee structure was officially announced by JAMB, along with the announcement that more registration information will be shared with the public on or before January 15, 2024.

Registration window for Direct Entry (DE) applicants: JAMB revealed that the registration window for DE applicants will open on February 28, 2024, and close on March 28, 2024.

Importance of staying alert: JAMB emphasizes the importance of candidates staying alert for official registration announcements and UTME guidelines. This includes regularly checking the board’s website and other communication channels for updates.

Financial preparation: Candidates should plan and budget accordingly for the increased registration fees, taking into consideration the additional costs.

Timely registration: It is crucial for candidates to register within the specified registration window to avoid any late fees or complications.

Availability of practice examinations: Candidates should make use of the practice exams as they serve as a valuable tool for preparation and familiarization with the format and structure of the main examination.

Utilize official channels of communication: Candidates should rely on official channels such as the JAMB website and other authorized communication platforms for accurate and up-to-date information regarding registration and exam-related guidelines.

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As candidates brace for the challenges of the impending UTME, JAMB’s fee revisions become a pivotal factor. With the registration window for Direct Entry applicants looming, vigilance is paramount. Staying tuned to official announcements and guidelines ensures a smooth registration process.

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