JAMB extends UTME registration deadline


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has on Tuesday extended the deadline for registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

This extension would enable intending candidates register till 12 midnight on Sunday, 11th February, 2018. It followed appeals for such due to some candidates’ inability to complete registration as at the earlier deadline of 6th February.

The examination board added that registration for Direct Entry candidates continues.

JAMB’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, made the announcement in a statement after a meeting with directors of the agency on Tuesday, in Abuja.

The statement reads: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announces the extension of registration for 2018 UTME till midnight of Sunday, 11th February, 2018.

“JAMB as a responsive organization has taken the decision albeit with great hesitation to accommodate candidates who failed to register between the two months window period that ended at midnight of Tuesday, 6th February, 2018.

“The failure of these candidates to register is unfortunate and the board hastens to add that this culture of impunity will not be tolerated and indeed penalty may be imposed for late registration in future.

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“UTME candidates are therefore strongly advised to take advantage of the extension to register as request for further extension would not be entertained.”

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