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UTME update: JAMB promised to register all applicants, announced mock examination date

by O. S David


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has assured all applicants that they would be captured in the ongoing UTME registration before its expiration on April 19, the organization said this through its Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede.

Oloyede, Spoke with newsmen on Monday after visiting JAMB registration centres in Abeokuta.

According to the JAMB registrar who said about 40 per cent of the expected applicants had been registered across the 650 registration centres across the country.

However, Oloyede said that the current challenges being faced by applicants across registration centres was due to the uncooperative attitude of some staff of registration centres.

He further explained that facilities put in place by the examination body were being underutilised.

Oloyede said that he does not envisage any extension for the registration of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) April 19 deadline.

“We still have two weeks to go; our planning was on 50,000 per day, when we started the first week, because of lack of familiarity with the technology we are using, we had problems.

“But as at yesterday which was Sunday, they registered more than 50, 000, on Friday they registered 80,000 which means this week they are going to cover the backlog.

“All we need is to go round, tell people to open up more avenue for students to register and tell the students to resist been extorted, there is nothing we can do other than to sensitise them,” he said.

The JAMB boss also said that the Mock Examination would be coming up on April 8 throughout the country.

“It is for us to encourage students to at least practice, those of them who claimed they have not practiced before, we are doing everything to make this examination easy.

“We are not taken a kobo from applicants, but they must pay N700 to the owner of centre where they want to take the examination, we do not own the centres”, he said.


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