He said this Tuesday evening in a press statement. He noted that the postponement was due to the delay in meeting the agreed deadline by the publisher of the compulsory reading text meant for prospective candidates for the 2018 UTME.
The board said the publisher had promised to deliver all the texts on or before the 7th of November 2017.
“As at close of work today, the publisher had not provided the 1.8 million copies required and this development painfully forced to the Board to shift the date from Wednesday 22nd November, 2017 to a date to be announced soon.
”JAMB regrets all inconvenience occasioned by this postponement as it is working round the clock to announce a new date soon”, the He said.
Candidates are urged by the board to visit its website to familiarise themselves with the brochure before the commencement of the sale of the application documents.
“The brochure has been placed on the Board’s website so as to enable candidates study it and avoid some of the mistakes associated with filling the application documents. Understanding the process will not only help the candidates fill the form smoothly but will also brightened their chances of getting admission”, the statement said.
Registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede had earlier said the sale of application documents will commence on November 22 and end on January 22, 2018.
The board had also proposed 9 to 17 of March 2018 as the date for the examination taking other public examinations into cognisance.