2024 UTME: Lagos, Ogun, Oyo Dominate as JAMB Accredits 747 CBT Centres

2024 UTME: Lagos, Ogun, Oyo Dominate as JAMB Accredits 747 CBT Centres

  • The JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, has confirmed the commencement of the 2024/2025 UTME registration
  • Ensuring thorough accreditation of CBT centres, Oloyede said candidates for the UTME 2024 are required to undergo a unique registration process
  • In efforts to curb extortion, JAMB mandated a cashless payment system for the N3,500 registration fee

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has announced the commencement of the 2024/2025 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) registration. It will run from Monday, January 15, until Saturday, February 24, 2024.

The JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, made this known during a meeting with media executives in Lagos state on Sunday, January 14.

The registration fee is set at N3,500 as 2024 UTME registration begins today. Photo credit: @JAMBHQ
Source: Twitter

JAMB gives update on the 2024 UTME registration process

Oloyede assured of a seamless registration process, emphasising the accreditation exercise to verify the suitability of Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres nationwide.

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As reported by The Punch, candidates are required to create a profile using their National Identity Number at authorised CBT centres, generating their profile through JAMB USS codes 55019 or 66019. Only one sort code is permitted to prevent multiple charges.

The registration fee is N3,500, and JAMB emphasises a cashless payment system to deter extortion.

A total of 747 accredited CBT centres have been announced, reflecting a notable increase from the 613 approved centres in 2023.

The geographical distribution of accredited CBT centres for UTME 2024 reveals Lagos leading with 80 centres, followed by Ogun with 44 and Oyo with 42.

Zamfara reports the lowest count with six centres, while Ebonyi and Kebbi have eight each, Business Day report added.

At the meeting, Oloyede said:

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“Prior to the commencement of the registration exercise, the Board conducts an accreditation exercise to check the suitability of each CBT Centre for the conduct of its examination.”

JAMB provides key update on 2023 academic year admissions

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that JAMB directed all A-level candidates who applied for the 2023 admissions into higher institutions through direct entry (DE) to contact their former institutions for prompt verification of their certificates. On Friday, January 12, JAMB warned candidates that it would not process any DE admission without certificate verification, adding that the admission process for the academic year (2023) would soon be concluded.

JAMB made this known via a statement shared on his official X handle.

JAMB registrar says certificate won't guarantee jobs

In another related news, Professor Ishaq Oloyede urged Nigerian students to seek skills in this new age as certificates would no longer guarantee jobs in the long run.

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The JAMB boss advised that Nigerians should continue learning and unlearning to excel.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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