The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has added Computer Studies and Physical and Health Education (PHE) among Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subjects.

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According to NAN, the addition of the subjects was confirmed in a statement released by Fabian Benjamin, the director of public relations of the board, to reporters in Abuja on Monday.

The statement established 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 edition of the examination.

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It added that the move is to enhance the career prospects of students transiting to tertiary institutions.

With the latest addition, there are now 25 UTME subjects to be written by candidates, including 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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Last week, JAMB had announced that registration for the 2022 UTME and Direct Entry (DE) will start on February 12.

It also disclosed that this year’s UTME will take place between April 20 and 30.

This year’s exam is coming against the backdrop of several new initiatives introduced by the board.

JAMB had earlier changed its literature texts for four language-related subjects.

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The board also announced that it has taken over the collection of the N700 registration fee from CBT centres.



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