Application form for the 2018 United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), has been postponed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The Board’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the statement on Tuesday. He said that the sale of forms was scheduled to commence on November 22, have been delayed as a result of publishers’ inability to produced the 1.8 million copies of the forms before the deadline.

“This postponement was due to the delay in meeting agreed deadline by the publisher of the Compulsory Reading Text meant for prospective candidates for the 2018 UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations).

“The publisher had promised to deliver all the texts for the 2018 candidates on or before November 7 but as at close of work today, the publisher has not provided the 1.8 million copies required.

“This development has painfully forced the Board to shift the date from Wednesday, November 22 to a date to be announced soon,” he said.