Will JAMB Part-Time Applicants Do UTME?

When you obtain any part-time form such as daily part-time or weekend part-time, you may be asked to obtain JAMB part-time form.

That's the latest. Candidates who are or will be admitted through part-time programs are required to visit the nearest JAMB offices and obtain the JAMB part-time forms.

The purpose could be to make sure that the admission and matriculation board has your data with it for any future references or for the purposes of securing a valid JAMB registration number for official purposes such as NYSC mobilization.

But before or after obtaining the JAMB part-time form, you may want to know if you'll be required to write exams before you can be offered admission eventually.

Of course, obtaining JAMB forms, to process full-time admissions requires writing the board's exams called Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Hence, you should be inquisitive to know that as a part-time applicant, will you be asked to write such exams as UTME, or any other.

In this post, I will be answering your question and help you know more about what follows the registration of your JAMB part-time form.

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No JAMB UTME for the Part-time Applicants

If you seek admission through a daily or weekly part-time program, there won't be JAMB exams for you. To date, only full-time admission seekers are required to write UTME before they can be admitted.

In fact, one of the reasons most candidates decide to go for the part-time program is to avoid writing UTME in the first place. With this program, you're free from the Almighty UTME.

As you might have read elsewhere on this blog, not writing UTME for part-time admission is one of the reasons part-time admission is more guaranteed than full-time admission.

In short, with a part-time application, candidates are NOT required to write UTME.

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Part-Time Applicants May Write Entrance Exams Though

Even though many schools will not ask their part-time applicants to write any exams such as UTME or post-UTME before they'll admit them, a few may be adamant and still ask candidates to take entrance tests. This is not post UTME so to speak but rather an entrance test after obtaining a part-time form.

Federal University Oye Ekiti runs part-time courses that won't require writing either UTME or other entrance exams before admitting aspirants. Candidates are only required to come for physical screening. So also are schools such as the Federal Polytechnic Offa (DPT), Osun State Polytechnic Iree (DPT), and The Polytechnics Ibadan (DPP) to mention but a few. In fact, the polytechnics referred to here usually offer admissions to their part-time applicants without the physical screening

However, a school such as the Federal Polytechnic Ede (DPT/RPT), the University of Ibadan (DLC), Obafemi Awolowo University (DLC), and a few others will usually invite applicants for entrance exams. However, this may change if the schools deem it necessary. For example, Federal Polytechnic Ede didn't conduct exams for its aspirants in the 2023 admission exercise.


On this note, we can conclude that you don't have to prepare for or write UTME or any other exams as a part-time applicant. While writing UTME is generally not required by all schools offering part-time programs, very few may still want you to partake in a school-set exam.

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