2018 UTME: Protesters Took To The Street
To Demand Postponement of Exam Date
A number of protesters took to the street in
Lagos to demand that the date for the
conduct of the 2018 UTME be postponed.
The protesters were seen carrying placards
with various inscriptions like;
are yet to close, why conducting another
“JAMB isn’t for revenue
generation, stop milking our parents,”
“2017 UTME held in May, why March in
“2018 admissions not transparent”.
Many argued the rationality of fixing
another JAMB exam in March when the
2017/2018 Admission exercise had barely
They said many of them, who had hoped to
be admitted by various institutions during
the 2017/2018 academic calendar year, just
found out this week that they were not
admitted and that less than one month
cannot be enough to prepare for another
Commenting on this, the National President
of the Association of Tutorial School
Operators (ATSO), Dotun Sodunke, said , the
new head of JAMB needs to be called to
order. He should not be carried away by the
euphoria of revenue generation. The future
of this country depends on these children.
“JAMB is sure that if you conduct the exam
early, many candidates would fail, and they
would come back to register again next
year. This is so because their children don’t
school here." He said.
Responding to this, the JAMB spokesman, Dr.
Fabian Benjamin, said that was no basis for
postponement of the exam; stating that it is
not candidates are not the ones protesting
against the UTME date but tutorial centres
According to him, the tutorial centre
operators are doing this because they want
to keep the candidates at their centres till
May so that they can get more money from
He mentioned that the Government wants all
academic calendar to begin by August and
that is why all admissions will be concluded
by August this year which explains why the
UTME date has to be fixed in March..
Gistaboutschool.com will keep you update on any new date if UTME
2018 postponed the Exam date..