JAMB PRO – 600,000 UTME Candidates Registered, No Extension Of Deadline


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has stated that it has so far registered 600, 000 candidates for the 2017 UTME across the country.

Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Relations JAMB, made this known today in an interview with newsmen.

He emphasized again that JAMB will not be extending the registration deadline.

According to him, some applicants were seeking extension of the UTME registration deadline due to irregularities in the ongoing registration process but measures are on ground to ensure the regulated platform could help candidates to get registered before the end of the month and to prevent irregularities in registration.

According to him, it is wrong for any person to also think that there is inadequacy in the number of centres stipulated to register candidates for the UTME.

“There is no such delay as alleged by some candidates, the issue here is that plenty people are registering for the UTME at the same time.

“The internet is working, if it is not working how then we arrived at the total of 600, 000 that have so far been duly registered.

“Large numbers of applicants seeking to register for UTME go to the Banks allocated for the exercise that is why there seem to be some form of delays and irregularities.

“Before we used three banks and now it is 15 banks because the period is short, but we are not going to extend the registration period, before deadline every candidate will register,” he said. 

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