The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the introduction of 2 new subjects namely; computer studies and health education as part of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subjects. It was announced barely a week after JAMB released the timetable for the UTME and the Direct Entry (DE) registration and examination.
The complete details about this news is contained in JAMB’s weekly bulletin released by the Director of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin, and then made revealed to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
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In a statement made by JAMB, it revealed that “candidates sitting for the UTME could now pick Computer Studies or Physical and Health Education as part of the four required UTME subjects, if they so desire or as dictated by their programme preferences.”
JAMB pointed out the 2 new subjects is an addition to the existing 23 UTME subjects, which brings the total number of subjects to 25, and are expected to commence from the 2022 UTME exercise.
The examination board said that the addition of the 2 subjects is to enhance the career opportunities of students applying for tertiary institutions. Apart from this newly added subjects, the others include Agricultural Science, Arabic, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Commerce, Economics, French, Geography, Government, Hausa, History and Home Economics. Others are: Igbo, Islamic Studies, Literature in English, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Principles of Accounts, Use of English and Yoruba.
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Remember that JAMB, in an adjustment, announced that the UTME/DE would now hold from May 6, 2022, to May 16, 2022, while the mock UTME exercise earlier scheduled for April 2, 2022, will now hold on April 16, 2022. The registration date for the UTME/DE is still February 12, 2022, and end on March 19, 2022.