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JAMB Rules Out Extension Of UTME Registration Date

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has reiterated that it would not extend the registration date for 2023 Uniform Tertiary Matriculation Examinations.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, has said that the board is targeting 1.8 million candidates to register for the 2023 UTME in the country.

Oloyede who made this known in Ilorin, Kwara state while inspecting Computer Based Test centres said “while it is expected that about 1.8 million candidates will register for the examination, only 445,081 have so far registered.”

The JAMB registrar added that while the board had made facilities available for the registration of 100,000 candidates per day, the average number of registration per day at present was 61,000.

He, however, stressed that there would be no extension of the February 14 deadline for the ongoing registration for the examination.

The JAMB registrar further noted that the board would never allow the CBT centres to exploit candidates registering for the UTME.

Meanwhile, the board has announced that the provision of email addresses is now compulsory for UTME registration.

JAMB made this known in a statement released on Monday by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin.

Benjamin said no candidate will be registered henceforth, without an email address provided.


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