- The sale of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination forms has closed
- The board’s head of media, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this on Thursday, February 21
- Benjamin, however said the online registration is still ongoing
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday, February 21 disclosed that the sale of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms had closed.
The board’s head of media, Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Benjamin, however said the online registration is still ongoing.
Benjamin said: ''This is because some people earlier bought e-pins for the exams but were unable to register before now, so we are monitoring them online and would avail them the opportunity to register. Therefore, we cannot give the exact figure of the registered candidates for now until this is over.''
He added that the registration would continue until the board decides. The board had commenced the sale and online registration of the 2019 to 2020 UTME forms on Jan. 10 and was scheduled to end on Feb. 21.
On the issue of rescheduled dates for both the mock and main examinations, Benjamin said that the board was yet to decide on a new date but would give updates as soon as possible.
The board considered rescheduling the initial dates for the examination because of the shift of dates for the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Speaking also on the suspension of 17 Computer Based Test (CBT) centres across the country, Benjamin assured that the suspension would not, in anyway, affect the process of the examinations as the board had over 700 accredited centres nationwide.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Wednesday, February 20, announced its plan to shift the dates for the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations.
The the examination board made the announcement at its meeting held at the board's headquarters in Abuja.
It was recalled that the JAMB had earlier notified members of the public that not less than 1.8 million candidates would be registered for its 2019 UTME by the end of the registration exercise scheduled for February 21.
The board’s head of media and information, Fabian Benjamin, also disclosed that over 1.6 million candidates had registered for the examination between February 10 and February 15 nationwide, with Lagos recording the highest, with 234,259 candidates.
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