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1.8m Candidates Register For UTME – JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said over 1.8 million candidates have registered for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB’s head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos, yesterday.

The registration of candidates for the Computer Based Test (CBT) commenced on February 10 and ended on February 21, 2019.

Benjamin said that the registration was a huge success, adding that there were no hitches in the various accredited registration centres nationwide.

He said: “We have concluded the registration and we recorded over 1.8 million candidates for the UTME this year.

“Registration closed on February 21 when we stopped the pin-vending for the exercise.

“However, some candidates who had acquired the pin but were unable to register before February 21 due to one reason or the other were allowed to do so till 12 midnight, February 25. The registration finally closed on February 25,” he said.

The JAMB spokesman dismissed rumours in some quarters that candidates could start printing their examination notification slip from March 2.

“This is misleading and absolutely not correct.

“Let me sound it clear that the board has not come up with any date for both the examination and the printing of examination notification slip for candidates.

“The board will announce the date for the 2019 UTME soon.

“As it is, no date has been fixed for both the examination and the printing of examination notification slip.

“The examination slips are usually printed two weeks to the main examination, but that is only after when the examination date has been fixed.

“There is no way anybody can print examination notification slip when the examination date, itself, has not been fixed,” he said.

Benjamin called on the candidates and the public to remain calm, adding that the board would disclose the date for the examination and printing of notification slip.





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