No plans to extend 2018 UTME registration deadline – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that it has no plans of extending the deadline for registration of candidates for the 2018 United Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME).

JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede disclosed while inspecting some designated Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in Kano on Tuesday.

EduCeleb.com reports that the deadline for registration for the 2018 UTME is 6th February, 2018.

Professor Oloyede also decried the low turn out of candidates for the registration exercise.

He expressed worries that candidates were not coming out for registration despite the fact that unlike for the 2017 registration when the board was accused of giving only one month for registration, it had given two months for 2018 edition.

“I want state categorically that the board will not give any extension after the expiration of February 6, 2018 dateline. So, I am calling on all JAMB candidates, Direct Entry (DE), United Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) and foreign students to come forward and register for the exam. We have started registration on December 6, 2017 and we are closing on February 6, 2018,” he assured.

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The Islamic Studies Professor stated that parents and guardians should know that this year, JAMB registration for all categories candidates was going on concurrently.

The Registrar, however, expressed satisfaction with level of compliance by owners of CBT centers, saying “I am happy that CBT centers in Kano are duly following our registration guidelines and processes.”

He urged owners of CBT centers in the state to maintain the tempo of adherence to JAMB rules and regulation, saying the board would not tolerate any unethical conduct on the part of the centers.

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