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JAMB introduces 2 additional subjects to UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says candidates sitting for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can now pick Computer Studies or Physical and Health Education as part of their four UTME subjects if they so desire or as dictated by their programme preferences.

This is contained in the weekly bulletin released by JAMB’s Head, Media and Public Relations Dr. Fabian Benjamin.

Dr Benjamin said the addition by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), of the two subjects to the existing 23 UTME subjects to make them 25 beginning from the 2022 UTME exercise.

He noted that the move is to enhance the career prospects of students transiting to tertiary institutions.

At present, the 23 UTME subjects are: Agricultural Science, Arabic, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Commerce, Economics, French, Geography, Government, Hausa, History, Home Economics, Igbo, Islamic studies, literature in English, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Principles of Accounts, Use of English and Yoruba.

Editing by Daniel Adejo