The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has introduced Computer Studies and Physical and Health Education as part of its UTME subjects.
The board disclosed this in its weekly bulletin released by the Director of Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin, and made available to journalists in Abuja on Monday, January 31, 2022.
It said 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.
The board said that the addition of the two subjects to the existing 23 UTME subjects would commence from the 2022 UTME exercise.
According to the board, the move is to enhance career prospect of students transiting to tertiary institutions.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that with the addition, there are now 25 UTME subjects to be written by candidates.
Others are: 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.
Meanwhile, JAMB has adjusted its examination timelines for the conduct of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME.
The board disclosed this in its weekly bulletin, released by its Director of Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin, and made available to journalists in Abuja on Monday, January 31, 2022.
It said that there was no alteration in the date for the commencement of the sale of forms.
“The date for the commencement of sale of the 2022 UTME/DE application document which was slated to start from February 12 to March 19 remains as stated earlier.
“In its bid to accommodate some exigencies, which ultimate goals are to ensure maximal benefits to potential candidates, JAMB has made adjustments to its examination timelines.
“Given the breakdown of the adjusted timelines, the 2022 UTME would be held from Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 16, while the mock exercise, earlier scheduled for April 2, would now be held on April 16, for candidates who registered early and indicated their willingness to sit the Mock UTME.
“This review, as approved by management, is to ensure that the candidates who would be sitting the examination and others are not denied the opportunity to express themselves in other public examinations without forfeiting any examination,” it said.