JAMB registers over 300,000 UTME candidates in 7 days


No fewer than 300,000 candidates have been registered for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) within seven days when sales of the forms began.

Dr Fabian Benjamin, Head, Media and Information of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced on Friday in Lagos.

Benjamin said the board started registration of candidates for the 2019 UTME on Jan. 10 and it wILL close on Feb. 21.

According to him, the registration so far has been seamless, and the board is happy with the development.

“We are happy with the way the process is going; we hope it will continue this way.

“So far, we have registered over 300,000 candidates as at Thursday.

“We are happy there have not been issues because so far, there is just a tiny gap between the number of candidates that have acquired the e-pin and that of those that have registered,” he said.

The Media and Information Head also said that the board had insisted that all candidates with issues of biometrics must go to Abuja to rectify such issue.

“I want to reiterate the fact that only the Registrar of the board has the sole right to attend to such issues.

“Any candidate who may have issues with the capturing of his or her finger prints at their respective points of registration will need to come down to our office in Abuja.

“This will require the Chief Executive to do it himself for the purpose of security,” he said.



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