2019 UTME: 1.6 Million Candidates Registered So Far – JAMB Spokesperson
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday disclosed that about 1.6 million candidates have so far registered for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The information was disclosed through the Spokesperson of the agency Mr Fabian Benjamin, in Lagos.
According to Mr. Benjamin, “As at the close of work on Thursday, I can comfortably say that we have registered close to 1.6 million candidates for the examination.”
“This year’s registration too can be adjudged as one of the best in recent times as it has been smooth, hitch and rancor-free. Having said this though, the board will like to warn that there may be no more extension of the period of registration for candidates in our future examinations.
“This is because some mischievous persons may want to seize the opportunity of the lengthy period of registration to carry out infractions that could undermine the integrity of the examination,’’ he said
“We are seriously considering reducing the registration period to about one month. We no longer want to give fraudsters the opportunity to deploy all kinds of tricks into the process. Imagine a situation whereby in a whole month, less than 10 percent registered until when we started approaching the last lap of the exercise.’’ he added
Nigeria news had Previously reported that The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has extended the registration for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, which was originally scheduled to close at midnight Tuesday, 6th February 2019 till midnight Sunday, February 11, 2019.